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Folk - Released January 24, 2019 | iM Pablo F Bello


Classical - Released January 18, 2019 | naïve classique

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Following on from its highly-acclaimed complete cycle of string quartets from the Viennese School, the Quatuor Diotima reaches new heights in its discography with a recording of some of the most significant works of the 20th century music: the six quartets of Béla Bartok, born out of the different artistic and political influences of the time. “These six quartets give us a genuine overview of the composer’s personal life, from his first disappointment in love to the heartbreaking farewell to his mother and his homeland. The evolution of his musical language is equally spectacular. Starting with a post-Romanticism imbued with folklore, still very present in the first two quartets, the Bartókian identity is fully asserted in the great works of his maturity that are the Third, Fourth and Fifth Quartets, and culminates in the highly individual form of the Sixth Quartet, one great song of despair and nostalgia. […] There is a before and an after Bartók in the quartet world. He renews, reinvents all the issues of the genre, the question of the relationship between the voices of the quartet governing the forms, the search for the ‘little difference’, the search for heterogeneity in so homogeneous a medium.” © Naive Classique

Classical - Released December 7, 2018 | Intense Media GmbH


Classical - Released October 19, 2018 | Sony Classical


Solo Piano - Released October 5, 2018 | Mirare

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Quartets - Released October 5, 2018 | Chandos

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 5 étoiles de Classica
For its very first recording on Chandos, the Arcadia String Quartet presents what has been at the very heart of its musical career and influences: the complete string quartets by Bartók. With the music of the Hungarian composer, the members of this Romanian ensemble, neighbours of his birthplace, have won such major careershaping competitions as Osaka, the Wigmore Hall, and Hamburg. Bartók’s attachment to the string quartet – as to no other genre – was to the keystone of the Viennese tradition, but with the aim of moving the medium out of its native city a little, into the countryside of alternative tonalities and rhythms. The six mature works he wrote are being revealed here with all the singular patterns, mixed modalities, bitterness, lamentations, and, at times, bright folk influences which they contain. © Chandos

Classical - Released October 3, 2018 | Didier François, under exclusive license to Prova Records


Violin Concertos - Released September 7, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released September 7, 2018 | Sony Classical


Classical - Released August 29, 2018 | EXTON


Classical - Released August 17, 2018 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released June 8, 2018 | Gramola Records

Bartók's two Violin Concertos were written thirty years apart, for two virtuosos. While the Second Concerto in the form of variations on a theme that develop ingeniously across three movements, has been well-known for a long time, the first remained unheard for years. Written as a declaration of love for the Hungarian-Swiss violinist Stefi Geyer, for whom Bartók had fallen, it was a secret kept by the dedicatee; it was only long after the composer's death that the violinist let Bartók's patron and close friend, the conductor Paul Sacher, know about the work. He would see that it was performed, with Hansheinz Schneeberger, but only in 1958. Long overlooked by violinists, today these two concertos are enjoying renewed interest from a new generation of performers. Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid, whose fame is growing and growing, has a very varied repertoire, and doesn’t hesitate to make the leap between genres, from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas to jazz. Recorded in Pécs, Hungary's fifth city and the 2010 European capital of culture, this new version was made in 2016 and 2017, with the Pannonia Philharmonic Orchestra led by the Finnish conductor of Hungarian extraction, Tibor Bogányi, whose career is bringing him ever-closer to his homeland. © François Hudry/Qobuz

Classical - Released June 4, 2018 | All Time Best


Classical - Released May 16, 2018 | PAVLIK RECORDS


Classical - Released December 16, 2016 | Menuetto Classics


Classical - Released May 11, 2018 | Mediaphon


Classical - Released December 16, 2016 | Menuetto Classics