Béla Bartók: Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta

  • in 4 movements (1936)
  • for string instruments, percussion and celesta
  • timp, perc(2), xyl, hp, cel, pno, str
  • Duration: 25’40”
  • Instrumentation details:
    timpani
    percussion(2)
    xylophone
    harp
    celesta
    piano
    violin I
    violin II
    violin III
    violin IV
    viola I
    viola II
    violoncello I
    violoncello II
    contrabass I
    contrabass II
  • Composer: Béla Bartók
  • Table of contents:
    1. Satz - Andante tranquillo
    2. Satz - Allegro
    3. Satz - Adagio
    4. Satz - Allegro molto
  • Dedication: Dem Basler Kammerorchester und seinem Leiter Herrn Paul Sacher zugeeignet.
Web Cover

Printed product

Béla Bartók: Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta for string instruments, percussion and celesta | UE34129

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6652-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08009-8
€26.95
Product available

Description

The Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is a central work not only in Bartók's œuvre: lt is also recognized as a key work in the music of the 20th century. […] ln spite of the work's monothematic conception, all four movements have their own individual character. The constant return of the fugal theme from the first movement gives an organic unity to a series of complementary moods. The theme appears either in its original form or in inversions, sometimes slow, in a chromatic trepidation, and elsewhere as an expression of pure diatonic dignity and joy. All in all, the work is a masterpiece both of construction and of musical poetry. (Ferenc Bónis, taken from the preface)

Sample Pages

Contents

  • 1. Satz - Andante tranquillo
  • 2. Satz - Allegro
  • 3. Satz - Adagio
  • 4. Satz - Allegro molto

Audiosamples

Additional Editions

Previously Viewed Works

No previously viewed works