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The Rosette Collection - Bartok: Piano Works / Kocsis


Release Date: 09/14/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000317902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Kocsis realizes Bartók's intentions with extraordinary specificity in regard to pianism per se and score-reading. He takes the composer's exacting timings and metronome markings on faith, yet he also gives serious consideration to variant readings based on Bartók's own recorded performances. Most of all, Kocsis' thoroughly internalized command of Bartók's speech-like syntax brings out the music's lyrical underside that many percussive Bartók players either ignore or don't know exists.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing the complete box set of Kocsis's Bartok recordings, Philips 000531102]
...Kocsis realizes Bartók's intentions with extraordinary specificity in regard to pianism per se and score-reading. He takes the composer's exacting timings and metronome markings on faith, yet he also gives serious consideration to variant readings based on Bartók's own recorded performances. Most of all, Kocsis' thoroughly internalized command of Bartók's speech-like syntax brings out the music's lyrical underside that many percussive Bartók players either ignore or don't know exists.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing the complete box set of Kocsis's Bartok recordings, Philips 000531102]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Elegies (2) for Piano, Op. 8b/Sz 41 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1909; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
4.
Sonatina for Piano, Sz 55 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
5.
Hungarian Folktunes (3) for Piano, Sz 66 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1918; Budapest, Hungary 

Sound Samples

14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 1. Molto sostenuto
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 2. Allegro giocoso
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 3. Andante
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 4. Grave
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 5. Vivo
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 6. Lento
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 7. Allegretto molto capriccioso
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 8. Andante sostenuto
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 9. Allegretto grazioso
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 10. Allegro
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 11. Allegretto molto rubato
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 12. Rubato
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 13. Lento funebre (Elle est morte)
14 Bagatelles, BB 50, Sz. 38 (Op.6): 14. Waltz (Presto) (Ma mie qui danse)
2 Elegies, BB 49 Sz. 41 (Op.8b): 1. Grave
2 Elegies, BB 49 Sz. 41 (Op.8b): 2. Molto adagio, sempre rubato
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 1. Stick Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 2. Sash Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 3. In One Spot
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 4. Horn Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 5. Roumanian Polka
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 6. Fast Dance
Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55: 1. Allegretto - Allegro
Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55: 2. Moderato
Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55: 3. Allegro vivace
3 Hungarian Folk Tunes, BB 80b, Sz. 66: 1. Andante tranquillo, rubato
3 Hungarian Folk Tunes, BB 80b, Sz. 66: 2. Allegro non troppo, un poco rubato
3 Hungarian Folk Tunes, BB 80b, Sz. 66: 3. Maestoso

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