3 Feb 2019

BARTÓK: Suite for Piano Op 14

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 3 February 2019
Dénes Várjon

Dénes Várjon Photo: Adam Chamber Music Festival

Although Bartók first studied the piano, this Suite along with the later-composed Sonata are his only major works for the instrument. And despite his speciality in folk music and his significance as an ethno-musicologist, his Suite Op 14 does not contain any of these folk tunes, but is an entirely original composition.

The use of different modes, whole tone scales and chromatic harmonies is what gives this work its distinct 'Bartókian' flavour.

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack


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