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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, Suite No. 2 & Hungarian Peasant Songs

Onyx Classics

  • £15.35 ( )

Format: CD
Catalogue No.: ONYX4213
Barcode: 0880040421320  
Release Date: 26th February 2021
Genre: Classical

 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’.
 Prior to this period, and after the large-scale Suite No.1 of 1905, Bartók commenced work on a second suite. Smaller in scale than No.1 it is imbued with the folk music he had been studying. It was premiered in 1910.
 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.
 This album is the second in a survey of all the composer’s works for orchestra by Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra.

Tracklisting: 
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: I. Introduction
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: II. 1st Decoy Game
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: III. 2nd Decoy Game
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: IV. 3rd Decoy Game
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: V. The Mandarin Enters
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VI. Dance of the Girl
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VII. The Chase
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VIII. Suddenly the Mandarin's Head Appears
The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: IX. The Mandarin Falls on
the Floor 
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: I. Romance
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: II. Allegro
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: III. Allegretto
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: IV. Allegro
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: V. Largamento
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VI. Moderato
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VII. Allegro moderato
Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VIII. Allegro
Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: I. Comodo
Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: II. Allegro scherzando
Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: III. Andante
Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: IV. Comodo

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