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Old 06-16-2017, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Béla Bartók

I did not see a thread on Bartók, and this man is quite an inspiration to me.

His accessible works like "Concerto for Orchestra" are cinematic, echoing the film scores of John Williams, and his studies of folk music birthed ethnomusicology. His use of polymodal chromaticism argued that all pitches in the western twelve-tone oeuvre could be used with equal weight (though he was not the first to create composite scales or explore serialism of course). I consider him a bright and creative composer.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bartok is ****ing amazing, one of my favorite earlier 20th century composers. He certainly opened the doors (pun intended) in certain areas for composers like Ligeti and Stockhausen.

My favorite works are:

Music for Strings Percussion & Celesta
Miraculous Mandarin
String Quartet no 4
Out of doors
Piano Concerto no 1

Special call out to Six Dances In Bulgarian Rhythm too
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really been enjoying some Bartok lately.





No. 4 is especially wild.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^I've been listening to him a bit lately too, although I haven't yet gotten to the quartets which are among his most highly regarded.

Highlights so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJpCXT89lZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOJCKN148M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIi1CUpuIs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhUJMbFB6c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKGegUCVkY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2E058Ep99Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deDOEqha8hg
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I used to play a lot of his solo piano pieces, from Mikrokosmos...GREAT music.
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