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Julien Libeer|Bach - Bartók

Bach - Bartók

Julien Libeer

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For his first album with harmonia mundi, the young and brilliant Belgian pianist Julien Libeer opted for this incongruous Bach-Bartók double-header. He stumbled across the secret affinities that link these two composers while working on pieces by each of them in parallel. "There is a bitterness in them, a rejection of any and all affectation, but also polyphonic writing of extraordinary quality and a relationship to rhythm which renders them, if not identical, then at least complementary", the performer explained. And we have to admit: this project stands up pretty well.
Julien Libeer brought the two together by way of the dance suite. French Suite n° 5 and  Partita n° 2 by J. S. Bach are brought up against Suite Op. 14 and the suite Out of Doors, a masterpiece of Bartók's piano music, offering five pastoral visions of the Hungary of the 1920s. As ever, Bartók's genius transcends his folk influences and works them magisterially into the modernity of his own language.
Alongside his work as a soloist and concert musician, Julien Libeer takes part in pedagogical projects that aim to share music beyond the confines of the concert or the record, in particular across nine schools in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, where he has created a high-level choir with his friend Zeno Popescu, in the hope of passing on the music bug to the young people of the neighbourhood. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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I. Allemande
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II. Courante
00:01:39

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III. Sarabande
00:04:39

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IV. Gavotte
00:01:07

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V. Bourrée
00:01:24

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VI. Loure
00:02:18

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VII. Gigue
00:03:17

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Out of Doors, Sz. 81 (Béla Bartók)

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I. With Drums and Pipes. Pesante
00:01:52

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II. Barcarolla. Andante
00:02:44

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10
III. Musettes. Moderato
00:03:10

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11
IV. The Night's music. Lento
00:05:21

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V. The Chase. Presto
00:02:20

Julien Libeer, Piano - Béla Bartók, Composer

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Partita in C Minor, BWV 826 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

13
I. Sinfonia
00:04:39

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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14
II. Allemande
00:04:31

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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15
III. Courante
00:02:36

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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16
IV. Sarabande
00:03:38

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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V. Rondeaux
00:01:36

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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VI. Capriccio
00:03:18

Julien Libeer, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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Suite for Piano, Op. 14 (Béla Bartók)

19
I. Allegretto
00:02:06

Julien Libeer, Piano - Béla Bartók, Composer

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II. Scherzo
00:01:56

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III. Allegro molto
00:02:12

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IV. Sostenuto
00:02:50

Julien Libeer, Piano - Béla Bartók, Composer

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Album Description

For his first album with harmonia mundi, the young and brilliant Belgian pianist Julien Libeer opted for this incongruous Bach-Bartók double-header. He stumbled across the secret affinities that link these two composers while working on pieces by each of them in parallel. "There is a bitterness in them, a rejection of any and all affectation, but also polyphonic writing of extraordinary quality and a relationship to rhythm which renders them, if not identical, then at least complementary", the performer explained. And we have to admit: this project stands up pretty well.
Julien Libeer brought the two together by way of the dance suite. French Suite n° 5 and  Partita n° 2 by J. S. Bach are brought up against Suite Op. 14 and the suite Out of Doors, a masterpiece of Bartók's piano music, offering five pastoral visions of the Hungary of the 1920s. As ever, Bartók's genius transcends his folk influences and works them magisterially into the modernity of his own language.
Alongside his work as a soloist and concert musician, Julien Libeer takes part in pedagogical projects that aim to share music beyond the confines of the concert or the record, in particular across nine schools in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, where he has created a high-level choir with his friend Zeno Popescu, in the hope of passing on the music bug to the young people of the neighbourhood. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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