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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite No. 2/Hungarian Peasant Songs (2020) (Album) [CD] [CD / Album]
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite No. 2/Hungarian Peasant Songs (2020) (Album) [CD] [CD / Album]
  • Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite No. 2/Hungarian Peasant Songs (2020) (Album) [CD] [CD / Album]

Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite No. 2/Hungarian Peasant Songs (2020) (Album) [CD] [CD / Album]

Format:
CD
Publisher:
Harmonia Mundi
Genre:
Western
Number of Items:
1 disc(s)
Media Format:
CD
Price: £14.44
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Bartók's `The Miraculous Mandarin' (published as `A Pantomime in One Act') was composed at a time of violent unrest in Hungary. The Soviet Hungarian Republic had collapsed in 1919 and was replaced by an ultra-nationalist regime which persecuted communists, Jews and leftists and left over 1,500 dead and thousands imprisoned without trial. It is against this bloody political and social backdrop that the composer, recovering from Spanish Flu, set about a musical depiction of Lengyel's `pantomime grotesque'. Bartók was spared service in World War I after failing several medicals. He spent the war years collecting folk songs and some of these provided material for the 'Hungarian Peasant Songs', which he returned to in 1933 and orchestrated.
Starring
Bela Bartok
Format
CD
Series
Orchestral Works - Volume 2
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi
Genre
Western
Publication Date
26 Feb 2021
Catalogue No
ONYX4213
Edition
Album
Composer
Bela Bartok
Conductor
Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Year of Release
2020
Number of Items
1 disc(s)
Pre-order
No
Media Format
CD
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Composer: Bela Bartok
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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