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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]

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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.
Bela Bartok
Orchestral Works - Volume 2
Harmonia Mundi
Publication Date
26 Feb 2021
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Bela Bartok
Thomas Dausgaard
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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1 disc(s)
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Composer: Bela Bartok
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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