9 Sep 2020

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From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 9 September 2020

NZSO: Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Béla Bartók’s 'Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta' is one of the most well regarded and influential works of the 20th century. Composed in 1936, it is a work in four movements, each with its own distinct characteristics. Opening with a fugal first movement, the energetic second movement uses the lively rhythms of Hungarian fiddle music. The Adagio third movement is slow and haunting, and was used to chilling effect in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The finale returns to a more light-hearted tone, full of dance and whimsy.


BARTÓK : Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

  • Andante tranquillo
  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich

Recorded in May 2020 at Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.

Audio by RNZ Concert

Video by Latitude Creative