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Universal Edition - Béla Bartók – Dance Suite

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók
Dance Suite

Year of composition: 1923
Subtitle: in six movements
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Béla Bartók
Edited by: Peter Bartók
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 4 2 2 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, cel, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+picc)
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon (+bsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in Bb
2nd trumpet in Bb
1st trombone
2nd trombone
tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
celesta (+pno)
harp
piano
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of Contents:
Moderato
Allegro molto
Allegro vivace
Molto tranquillo
Comodo
Allegro
Duration: 18′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Tanz-Suite

World Première

Location: Budapest / Hungary
Date: 19.11.1923

Work Introduction

Three works were commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the formation of Hungary’s capital Budapest from the three cities Buda, Pest and Óbuda: Kodály’s Psalmus hungaricus, Dohnányi’s Festal Overture and Béla Bartók’s Dance Suite, which became one of his most frequently-played compositions. Although the themes are Bartók’s, they sound like peasant music: Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian and Arabian, commingling in some of the movements. As Bartók himself pointed out, “The melody of the first theme in the first movement is reminiscent of primitive Arabian folk music, whereas its rhythm sounds East European.” Thus he remained faithful to his guiding idea of confraternisation among peoples.

Score – Dance Suite

This is the facsimile edition of Bartók's "Dance Suite", including an elaborate discussion by Ferenc Bónis about the origin, source situation and reception of this piece.

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • Edition info: Facsimile
  • UE31500
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6267-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07412-7
EUR 150,00

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Study score – Dance Suite

This is the study score edition of Béla Bartók's "Dance Suite" for orchestra, commissioned by the city of Budapest in 1923.

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE34308
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6697-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08054-8
EUR 22,50

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full score - Dance Suite

Dance Suite
  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

full score - Dance Suite

Dance Suite
  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

Future Performances

23.08.2017 - Lucerne Festival
Location: KKL, Luzern (CH), Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: François-Xavier Roth

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