Bartók' Sonata for
Two Pianos and Percussion -
'The video reveals Solti's benign authority ...'
Bartók completed his six books of educational explorations, Mikrokosmos, in 1937 and was already planning a larger work to crown that achievement and adding percussion to enhance the particular qualities of the piano that interested him. Writing in a letter to Fritz Reiner later, he said:
Slowly the conviction grew in me that one piano and the often sharp tones of the percussion were not in balance. Thus I altered my original idea and placed two pianos together with the percussion....
Copyright © 13 January 2010
DVD INFORMATION: BARTÓK SONATA FOR 2 PIANOS & PERCUSSION