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Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin

  • op. 19 / Sz. 73
  • Pantomime in 1 act (1918-1924)
  • stage version
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(6), hp, cel, pno, org, str
  • Duration: 30’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
    bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F (+t.tuba)
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F (+t.tuba)
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    bass tuba
    percussion (6 players): xylophone (+tr), cymbal, tam-tam, snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum
    violin I
    violin II
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Béla Bartók
  • Librettist: Menyhért Lengyel
  • Editor: Peter Bartók
  • Table of contents:
    Der wunderbare Mandarin - Pantomime in einem Akt op. 19
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Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin for orchestra - op. 19 Sz. 73 | UE34110

Pantomime in one act

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Languages: German | English | French
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6692-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08049-4
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'In the Mandarin he finally breaks with the romantic tradition and also turns away from the artistic endeavours typical of the turn of the century. The pantomime reflects for the first time what Bartók had learnt from folk music, refined into a personal expression, an individual phraseology. He consciously settles a score with the ideology and the style of his youth.' György Kroó

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