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  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 3, 2015
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.
Richard Thompson - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson (2006)

Richard Thompson - The Life and Music of Richard Thompson (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Free Reed, FRQCD-55 | ~ 1979 or 828 Mb | Covers(300dpi, jpg) Included
Folk Rock

Given the length, breadth, and impact of his career as, arguably, the most revered figure in British folk-rock since he first joined Fairport Convention in 1967, it's no surprise that Richard Thompson has been honored with the multi-disc box set treatment not once, but twice…
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 ……
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.
Bartok & Stravinsky - Sonata for 2 pianos and pecussion & The rite of Spring (The Linea Ensemble)

Bartok & Stravinsky - Sonata for 2 pianos and pecussion & The rite of Spring (The Linea Ensemble)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 187 Mb
Label: Pyramid - Date: 1991

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works – most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) – Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ……..
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Bartok: Violin Sonatas No 1 & 2 - Ehnes, Armstrong (2012)  Music

Posted by naponski at March 21, 2012
Bartok: Violin Sonatas No 1 & 2 - Ehnes, Armstrong (2012)

Bartok: Violin Sonatas No 1 & 2 - Ehnes, Armstrong (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10705

This is the second volume in a series devoted to the works for strings by Béla Bartók, with James Ehnes the featured soloist. Ehnes had earlier recorded the Violin and Viola Concertos (CHAN 10690), which was made Disc of the Month in Gramophone magazine. On this new recording, he turns to the Violin Sonatas and Rhapsodies, complemented by the earliest surviving work by Bartók for violin and piano, an Andante. He is accompanied by the pianist Andrew Armstrong.
Zehetmair Quartett - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Béla Bartók (2001)

Zehetmair Quartett - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Béla Bartók (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:43:01 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 465776

The Hartmann, completed in 1933, shows the influence of Berg's Lyric Suite as well as Bartók's 1928 quartet, with which it shares this outstanding disc. Hartmann went into "inner exile" after the Nazi takeover, refusing to allow his work to be published or performed in Germany. Performed abroad, the quartet won a Swiss prize in 1936. It's a powerful work, with a dark, tragic opening that gives way to furious outbursts and energetic declamations. Making an immediate impact, it should not be missed, especially in the Zehetmair Quartet's spontaneous, tingling performance
David Blenkhorn, Sébastien Girardot & Guillaume Nouaux - La Section Rythmique (2015)

David Blenkhorn, Sébastien Girardot & Guillaume Nouaux - La Section Rythmique (2015)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 232 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 100 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 47 Mb
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Frémeaux & Associés, FA 8514 | 2015 | 00:43:29

From New Orleans to Paris and festivals around the globe, this trio plays with some of the best in swinging jazz today. David Blenkhorn (John Faddis, Scott Hamilton, Lee Konitz), Sebastien Girardot (Lillian Boutte, Evan Christopher, Cecile McLorin Salvant) and Guillaume Nouaux (Donald Harrison Jr, Chuck Berry, Leroy Jones) have a fresh take on these standards of new orleans jazz combining elements of creole, blues and funk. It is for good reason that this trio is Evan Christopher’s preferred rhythm section as it developed its personal sound informed by his knowledge of the culture and music of New Orleans (he also writes the liner notes). This group has already proven itself talented accompanists to some of the top jazzmen and is ready to take centre stage in their own right. –Augustin BONDOUX & Patrick FREMEAUX

Sarah Nemtanu and Deborah Nemtanu - Bartok: 44 Duos (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 7, 2016
Sarah Nemtanu and Deborah Nemtanu - Bartok: 44 Duos (2016)

Sarah Nemtanu and Deborah Nemtanu - Bartok: 44 Duos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:37 | 118 MB
Label: Decca Music Group | Release Year: 2016

Béla Bartók composed his 44 Duos for two violins primarily as a pedagogical series for young students, but the collection has become increasingly popular with accomplished violinists for recordings and as recital fare, and it is usually played in its entirety, due to the brevity of the individual pieces. Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu present the 44 Duos on their debut album for Decca, and their eloquent and highly expressive playing proves that the work is as musically satisfying as the artistry they bring to it, and as listenable as Bartók's Mikrokosmos for piano, another work for students written in the same period.
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.