Recorded on 04/17/2007, uploaded on 01/24/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
In 1926, Bartok composed his first and only Piano Sonata. The exciting first movement is characterized by an insistent dancing rhythm as well as angular dissonant harmonies. The second movement, which evokes traditional mourning chants in Hungarian villages, offers a vivid contrast to the lively outer movements. The rambunctious third movement features peasant dance motifs, which combine with the arresting harmonies to create a hair-raising finale. Mimi Solomon
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
Concentrated energy but never "banged." Precise dynamic and accentual differentiations. The spirit of each movement projected strongly. One could hardly ask for more.
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