Bartok: The Works for Violin and Piano / Becker-Bender, Nagy

Release Date: 1/8/2016
Label: SWR Music
Catalog Number: SWR19003CD
Composer: Béla Bartók
Number of Discs: 2

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$26.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Tanja Becker-Bender, one of Germany's most distinguished violinists, already has a number of critically acclaimed CDs of absorbing repertoire to her credit. Her collaboration with the Hungarian pianist Peter Nagy over many years has borne musical fruits of remarkable quality, as this Bartok recording so impressively demonstrates.

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REVIEW:

These players don’t seem to be among those who conceive Bartók’s music primarily as a rigorous exploration of dissonance; and their moving it from center stage, though hardly underplaying its jagged power (as in the Solo Violin Sonata), allows it to speak naturally and, in general, cogently. Highly recommended to admirers of the composer’s paradigm-shattering synthesis.

– Fanfare
Works on This Recording
1. Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 86 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Budapest, Hungary
3. Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 89 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; Budapest, Hungary
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; Hungary
6. Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
7. Sonata for Piano, Sz 80 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; Budapest, Hungary
8. Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Budapest, Hungary
9. Andante for Violin and Piano, DD 70 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902 ; Budapest, Hungary
10. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; Budapest, Hungary
11. Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 89 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; Budapest, Hungary
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