Béla Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs

Béla Bartók Hungarian Peasant Songs
Hungarian Peasant Songs

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs

Year of composition:
1914-1917/1933
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Béla Bartók
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
bass cl(Bb)
bass cl(A))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
bass tuba
timpani (+b.d)
harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of contents:
Ballade/Ballad (3')
Ungarische Bauerntänze/Hungarian Peasant Dances (6')
Duration:
9’
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Hungarian Peasant Songs
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Work introduction

In the early 1930s, Bartók resolved to compose some orchestra pieces which would be easy to play and thus could be performed more often than his other demanding, musically and technically difficult scores. So in 1933 he returned to his Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs for piano (1914-1918), nine of which he orchestrated and called Hungarian Peasant Songs, intending to make the prettiest folk melodies he had collected at the beginning of the century accessible to a larger audience.

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World première

Location:
Szombathely
Date:
18.03.1934

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