Bartók: Complete Violin Works / Gertler

Release Date: 11/27/2007
Label: Supraphon
Catalog Number: SU3924-2
Composer: Béla Bartók
Number of Discs: 4

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
André Gertler (1907–1998), a Hungarian violinist who immigrated to Belgium in 1928, ranks among the remarkable artistic personalities of the 20th century. He was renowned chiefly for his interpretation of the violin works of Béla Bartók, many of which he premiered. Gertler also performed in concert together with Bartók in the years 1925–1938, establishing his well-deserved reputation as a Bartók specialist. In 1952 he started to be a frequent guest artist at the Prague Spring festival, and in the mid-1960’s he recorded Bartók’s complete works for violin and piano and for violin and orchestra. This set, which Gertler recorded for Supraphon, met with lavish praise immediately following its initial release, winning the 1966 Grand Prix du Disque de l’Academie Charles Cros in Paris. This sensitively remastered edition makes these artistically and technically brilliant recordings available to the public once again.
Works on This Recording
1. Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin), André Gertler (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; Budapest, Hungary
2. Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908 ; Budapest, Hungary
3. Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937-1938 ; Budapest, Hungary
4. Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
5. Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
6. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Budapest, Hungary
7. Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Milan Etlík (Clarinet), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Budapest, Hungary
8. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; Budapest, Hungary
9. Sonatina for Piano, Sz 55 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Budapest, Hungary
10. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; Hungary
11. Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117 by Béla Bartók
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
12. Hungarian Folk Tunes by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ;
13. Hungarian Folksong(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Diane Andersen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
14. Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937-1938 ; Budapest, Hungary
15. Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937-1938 ; Budapest, Hungary
16. Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908 ; Budapest, Hungary
17. Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin), Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; Budapest, Hungary
18. Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908 ; Budapest, Hungary
19. Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90 by Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler (Violin)
Conductor: János Ferencsik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
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