Bartók Orchestral Works Volume 3

Bartók Orchestral Works Volume 3

ONYX4233 (Onyx Classics, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (29 March 2024)

Playing time: 74'32"
Tracks: 29
Booklet pages: 12
℗ 2024 BBC
© 2024 Onyx Classics Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Bartók Orchestral Works Volume 3 published on 15 April 2024

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Béla Bartók:

The Wooden Prince, ballet-pantomime in one act, Op 13, Sz 60 (final version)
1 Introduction
2 The Princess
3 First dance. Dance of the Princess in the forest
4 The Prince sets off and falls in love
5 Second dance. Dance of the trees
6 The Prince moves on
7 Third dance. Dance of the waves
8 The Prince has an idea
9 The Prince has another idea
10 The Princess notices the puppet
11 Fourth dance. Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince
12 The Prince despairs
13 The Fairy comforts the Prince
14 The Princess appears
15 Fifth dance. The Princess forces the Wooden Prince to dance
16 Sixth dance. The Princess' seductive dance
17 Seventh dance. The forest stops the Princess
18 The Prince comes forward
19 All things take on their original form

Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
20 Allegro non troppo
21 Molto adagio
22 Allegro assai

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
23 Jocul cu bâtă
24 Brâul
25 Pe loc
26 Buciumeana
27 Poarga Românească
28 Mărunţel: Allegro -
29 Mărunţel: Più allegro

Onyx Classics presents the latest in the acclaimed series of releases of Bartók's music from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This third album presents a recording of a major work seldom heard. The rare and final version of The Wooden Prince is coupled with the masterful Divertimento SZ 113 and the Romanian Folk Dances SZ 56.

Recorded in May 2022 at City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.