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Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Skride, Aadland, West German Radio Symphony


Release Date: 09/13/2019 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 950191  
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Baiba Skride
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For her eighth album on Orfeo, Baiba Skride presents a programme of works by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. In addition to his own instrument, the piano, the violin remained the most important instrument for Bartók throughout his life. This is probably due to the fact that, with its subtle versatility and traditional associations, the violin was eminently suited to his folk music transcriptions and adaptations. This new recording demonstrates Baiba Skride’s facility in conveying this special Hungarian atmosphere. She’s supported by the WDR Sinfonieorchester under Norwegian conductor Elvind Aadland. Baiba Skride (born 1981) is a Latvian classical violinist. She was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Contest in Read more 2001, and has performed around the world, including alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Baiba Skride (Violin)
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Baiba Skride (Violin)
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Baiba Skride (Violin)
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Budapest, Hungary 

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