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Early Genius

Orchestral works by
the young Bartók -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... performances are consistently exciting ...'

Bartók: Kossuth; Two Portraits; Suite No 1. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta. © 2014 Naxos Rights US Inc

Born in 1881 in Hungary, Béla Bartók is considered the foremost Hungarian composer of the first half of the twentieth century. His journey began at the age of five with piano lessons from his mother. On becoming a teenager, he enrolled at the Budapest Academy of Music, where he studied with Liszt's pupil Istvan Thoman. When studying composition with Janos Koessler, his training was based on the classic German heritage from Bach to Wagner, but a lingering look at the Impressionists, particularly Debussy, was also thrown in for good measure...

Copyright © 7 February 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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BARTÓK: KOSSUTH; TWO PORTRAITS; SUITE NO 1

BELA BARTOK

HUNGARY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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