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Marija Bokor|Piano Works by Bartók, Vaughan Williams & Yusupov

Piano Works by Bartók, Vaughan Williams & Yusupov

Marija Bokor

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An exceptional piano recital recently recorded by Swiss pianist Marija Bokor.
Béla Bartók's 8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs was completed in 1920. After the 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, the Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs are the second work by Bartók to bear those peasant songs in its title. Bartók himself later described the way in which folk melodies are confronted with refined avant-garde sounds as an "extreme limit". In terms of motives, too, he breaks up the song structures so radically that the title "Improvisations" best describes his approach to folk music.

Ralph Vaughan Williams' six piano pieces from the Charterhouse Suite are a sequence of charming and delightful English-style dances. The music harks back to the composer's school days at England's elite Charterhouse School. The score is colorful and light-hearted, and one wonders why these pieces have not long since found their way into the standard repertoire of pianists.

Benjamin Yusupov's compositions are based on both Western and Eastern musical traditions, drawing especially on musical traditions of various Jewish ethnic communities with the goal of creating a new style of Israeli music. Marija Bokor has selected the following works for her recital: Subconscious Labyrinths, Metaphor, Melancholy and Crossroads No. 2. Exciting music worth discovering! © Prospero Classical

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Piano Works by Bartók, Vaughan Williams & Yusupov

Marija Bokor

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1
Two Elegies, Op. 8b, SZ.41: I. Grave
00:06:54

Bela Bartok, Composer - Edition Musica Budapest, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

2
Two Elegies, Op. 8b, SZ.41: II. Molto adagio, sempre rubato
00:07:12

Bela Bartok, Composer - Edition Musica Budapest, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

3
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: I. Molto moderato
00:01:22

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

4
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: II. Molto capriccioso
00:01:02

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

5
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: III. Lento, rubato
00:02:28

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

6
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: IV. Allegretto scherzando
00:00:44

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

7
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: V. Allegro molto
00:00:56

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

8
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: VI. Allegro moderato, molto capriccioso
00:01:39

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

9
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: VII. Sostenuto, rubato
00:01:53

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

10
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74: VIII. Allegro
00:01:56

Bela Bartok, Composer - G. Henle Verlag, MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

11
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: I. Prelude. Molto moderato
00:02:05

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

12
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: II. Slow Dance. Andante grazioso
00:01:47

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

13
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: III. Quick Dance. Allegro molto
00:02:13

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

14
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: IV. Slow Air. Lento
00:03:30

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

15
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: V. Rondo. Andante con moto
00:02:09

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

16
The Charterhouse Suite - Six Short Pieces for Piano: VI. Pezzo ostinato. Allegretto
00:02:24

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Stainer & Bell Ltd., MusicPublisher - Marija Bokor, MainArtist

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

17
Subconscious Labyrinths
00:09:39

Benjamin Yusupov, Composer - Marija Bokor, MainArtist - Sikorski Musikverlag, Hamburg, MusicPublisher

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

18
Metaphor
00:07:25

Benjamin Yusupov, Composer - Marija Bokor, MainArtist - Sikorski Musikverlag, Hamburg, MusicPublisher

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

19
Melancholy
00:06:58

Benjamin Yusupov, Composer - Marija Bokor, MainArtist - Sikorski Musikverlag, Hamburg, MusicPublisher

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

20
Crossroads No. 2
00:10:21

Benjamin Yusupov, Composer - Marija Bokor, MainArtist - Sikorski Musikverlag, Hamburg, MusicPublisher

(C) 2022 Prospero Classical (P) 2022 Prospero Classical

Album Description

An exceptional piano recital recently recorded by Swiss pianist Marija Bokor.
Béla Bartók's 8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs was completed in 1920. After the 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, the Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs are the second work by Bartók to bear those peasant songs in its title. Bartók himself later described the way in which folk melodies are confronted with refined avant-garde sounds as an "extreme limit". In terms of motives, too, he breaks up the song structures so radically that the title "Improvisations" best describes his approach to folk music.

Ralph Vaughan Williams' six piano pieces from the Charterhouse Suite are a sequence of charming and delightful English-style dances. The music harks back to the composer's school days at England's elite Charterhouse School. The score is colorful and light-hearted, and one wonders why these pieces have not long since found their way into the standard repertoire of pianists.

Benjamin Yusupov's compositions are based on both Western and Eastern musical traditions, drawing especially on musical traditions of various Jewish ethnic communities with the goal of creating a new style of Israeli music. Marija Bokor has selected the following works for her recital: Subconscious Labyrinths, Metaphor, Melancholy and Crossroads No. 2. Exciting music worth discovering! © Prospero Classical

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