The Last Century
Béla Bartók: The great Hungarian composer I.
This year is the 75th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s death. He and Franz Liszt are considered to be the most important Hungarian composers. Bartók was one of the key figures of 20th century classical music, and he was also very important for Hungarian folk music.
Every first Thursday of the month we’ll bring you his music.
1 – Béla Bartók. Evening in Transylvania. Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Fritz Reiner.
2 – Franz Liszt. Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2; csárdás obstinée. Alfred Brendel, piano.
3 – Bartók. Etude for the left hand alone. Maxime Zecchini, piano.
4 – Bartók. Kossuth. Budapest Festival Orchestra led by Iván Fischer.
5 – Bartók. ‘Funeral March’ from Kossuth. Dejan Lazić, piano.