Halsey Stevens The Life And Music of Béla Bartók. (oxford University Press, Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York 1993)

Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók's Opera

Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók's Opera by Carl S. Leafstedt
English | Nov 4, 1999 | ISBN: 0195109996 | 254 Pages | PDF | 13 MB

This is the first book-length examination of Bartók's 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, one of the twentieth century's enduring operatic works. Writing in an engaging style, Leafstedt adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the opera by introducing, in addition to music-dramatic analysis, a number of topics that are new to the field of Bartók studies. These new areas of critical and scholarly terrain include a detailed literary study of the libretto and a gender-focused analysis of the opera's female character, Judith.
Bernard Stevens - Piano Concerto - Dance Suite - Martin Roscoe

Bernard Stevens - Piano Concerto - Dance Suite - Martin Roscoe
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 289 Mb
Label: MarcoPolo - Date: 1994

Bernard Stevens's Dance Suite, Opus 28, was written in 1957 and first performed in a radio broadcast in 1961 by the BBC Northern Orchestra under George Hurst. Any listener expecting a relaxed sequence of light music will soon be rudely disabused. In choosing his title Stevens may well have been thinking of the Dance Suite of Béla Bartók, like his own, a challenging and substantial work founded on a complex sublimation of national dance-rhythms. The four movements of Stevens's suite create the impression of something more like a concise and vigorous 'dance symphony'; and like ……
Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók (2014)

Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:19 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Acousence (ACO12014) | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers from the first half of the 20th c. on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Bela Bartok illustrate their respective evolutionary thinking and use of new forms and ideas. Born in 1990 in Ukraine, Mr. Taratuskhin moved with his family to Moscow when aged 10 where he was accepted into the Central Music School for gifted children. Now resident in Berlin, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Greece, Germany and Russia.
Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6 (1986, reissue 2006, EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4) [RE-UP]

Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 647 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

“The Alban Berg bring all their usual sophistication and Viennese hothouse climate to works which are sometimes illuminated by them, and equally often obscured.” ~BBC Music Magazine
Bela Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle (Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Bela Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle (Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 19.0 mbps, 25 fps | Hungarian AC3 448 kbps, 2 ch / Subs: Eng, Ger, Ita, Spa, Fre, Por, Rus & Swe | 01:17:26 | 10.7 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->TS

Metropolitan Opera presents Mariusz Treliński's new production of Béla Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," starring Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko and conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The Schubert Ensemble of London - Dohnanyi: Piano Quintets, Serenade for String Trio (2012)

The Schubert Ensemble of London - Dohnanyi: Piano Quintets, Serenade for String Trio (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55412

Erno” Dohnányi is the least celebrated of the seminal triumvirate of twentieth-century Hungarian composers; Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók have become household names, yet Dohnányi’s posthumous fame hangs upon an unrepresentative handful of compositions. This recording brings together three of his finest chamber works; the two masterful yet hugely contrasting Piano Quintets, and his remarkable essay in that most underutilized of instrumental genres, the string trio.
Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6 (1987, reissue 2006)

Béla Bartók - Alban Berg Quartett - String Quartets 1-6
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 647 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 0946 3 60947 2 4 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

“The Alban Berg bring all their usual sophistication and Viennese hothouse climate to works which are sometimes illuminated by them, and equally often obscured.” ~BBC Music Magazine
Bela Bartok - Steinbacher / Janowski / Orch. de la Suisse Romande - The 2 Violin Concertos (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Arabella Steinbacher / Marek Janowski
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 270 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 350 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

PentaTone’s magnificent multi-channel recording, engineered by the familiar Polyhymnia team of Job Maarse, Erdo Groot and Roger de Schot, avoids this trap and ensures that every section of the orchestral score is presented with outstanding clarity. The sound stage is wide with just the right amount of the ambience of the Victoria Hall, Geneva present to add an extra bloom to the overall sound. Arabella Steinbacher’s previous recordings of 20th century violin concertos have garnered worldwide praise and this latest one should further enhance the reputation of this young and exceptionally gifted musician. Very highly recommended.
Bela Bartok - Steinbacher / Janowski / Orch. de la Suisse Romande - The 2 Violin Concertos (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Arabella Steinbacher / Marek Janowski
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,06 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo/MCH FLAC: 990 MB/2,33 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 350 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

PentaTone’s magnificent multi-channel recording, engineered by the familiar Polyhymnia team of Job Maarse, Erdo Groot and Roger de Schot, avoids this trap and ensures that every section of the orchestral score is presented with outstanding clarity. The sound stage is wide with just the right amount of the ambience of the Victoria Hall, Geneva present to add an extra bloom to the overall sound. Arabella Steinbacher’s previous recordings of 20th century violin concertos have garnered worldwide praise and this latest one should further enhance the reputation of this young and exceptionally gifted musician. Very highly recommended.
Béla Bartók - Kocsis / Fischer - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (1985)

Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta
Zoltán Kocsis / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 195 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 416 836-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1985
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Modern