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Bartók: Complete Solo Piano Music / György Sándor

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107, Vol. 1 (36) for piano, Sz. 107/1
>Bartók, Béla : Mikrokosmos Vol. 2, progressive pieces (30) for piano, Sz. 107/2, BB 105/37-66
>Bartók, Béla : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107
>Bartók, Béla : For Children, Sz 42, Vol. 1, Sz. 42/1-21
>Bartók, Béla : For Children, Sz 42, Vol 2, Sz. 42/2/22-42
>Bartók, Béla : Hungarian Peasant Songs (15) for Piano, Sz 71
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Piano, Sz 80
>Bartók, Béla : Petite Suite for piano (arranged from 44 Violin Duos), Sz.105
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Christmas Carols for Piano, Sz 57
>Bartók, Béla : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
>Bartók, Béla : Out of Doors, suite for piano, Sz. 81, BB 89
>Bartók, Béla : Allegro barbaro for Piano, Sz 49
>Bartók, Béla : Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38
>Bartók, Béla : Hungarian folksongs (3) from the Csik district, Sz 35a
>Bartók, Béla : Easy Pieces (10) for Piano, Sz 39
>Bartók, Béla : Burlesques (3) for Piano, Op. 8c/Sz 47
>Bartók, Béla : Improvisations (8) on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz 74
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Dances (2), for piano, Sz. 43, Op. 8a
>Bartók, Béla : Sonatina for violin & piano (ar. from piano work by E.Gertler with Bartok's approval), Sz. 55
>Bartók, Béla : Sketches (7) (Vázlatok), for piano, Sz. 44, BB 54 (Op. 9b)
>Bartók, Béla : Dirges (4) for Piano, Op. 9a/Sz 45
>Bartók, Béla : Studies (3) for piano, Sz. 72, BB 81 (Op. 18)
>Bartók, Béla : Little Piano Pieces (9) (Kilenc kis zongoradarab), Sz. 82, BB 90
>Bartók, Béla : Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62
>Bartók, Béla : Elegies (2) (Két elégia), for piano, Sz. 41, BB 49 (Op.8b)
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Notes & Reviews:

"This Vox set is the one that most long-time collectors know and cherish, and it's a pleasure to see it again in the catalog. Sandor plays (as always) with precision, intelligence, and flair - and something more: a certain 'rightness' for this music's idiom, a finely judged balance of steely muscularity and expressive grace." - Lehman, ARG



Reviews

Definitive performances at a bargain.
Sandor studied with Bartok in Hungary and was close to the composer until his death in 1945. As a result, these performances can be considered definitive, and close to Bartok's own (availabe on the Pearl label). The music ranges from very simple, written for intructional purposes, with some pieces bordering on modern and difficult. The recording is good, but not as outstanding as Sandor's Prokofiev Sonatas on Vox recorded only two years later. Additionally, there is some surface noise audible between tracks which sounds more like vinyl noise than tape hiss. However, it is not obtrusive enough to interfere with the music. Still a bargain at Vox's low price.
Submitted on 11/09/09 by Martino 
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>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107, Vol. 1 (36) for piano, Sz. 107/1
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos Vol. 2, progressive pieces (30) for piano, Sz. 107/2, BB 105/37-66
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 :: Vol. 3, progressive pieces (30) for piano, Sz. 107/3
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 :: Vol. 4, progressive pieces (25) for piano, Sz. 107/4
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 :: Vol. 5, progressive pieces (18) for piano, Sz. 107/5
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 :: Vol. 6, progressive pieces (14) for piano, Sz. 107/6
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : For Children, Sz 42, Vol. 1, Sz. 42/1-21
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : For Children, Sz 42, Vol 2, Sz. 42/2/22-42
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Hungarian Peasant Songs (15) for Piano, Sz 71
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1918

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sonata for Piano, Sz 80
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Petite Suite for piano (arranged from 44 Violin Duos), Sz.105
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Christmas Carols for Piano, Sz 57
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1915

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916-1927

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1915.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Out of Doors, suite for piano, Sz. 81, BB 89
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Allegro barbaro for Piano, Sz 49
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Hungarian folksongs (3) from the Csik district, Sz 35a
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Easy Pieces (10) for Piano, Sz 39
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Burlesques (3) for Piano, Op. 8c/Sz 47
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1911

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Improvisations (8) on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz 74
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Dances (2), for piano, Sz. 43, Op. 8a
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sonatina for violin & piano (ar. from piano work by E.Gertler with Bartok's approval), Sz. 55
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1915.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sketches (7) (Vázlatok), for piano, Sz. 44, BB 54 (Op. 9b)
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Dirges (4) for Piano, Op. 9a/Sz 45
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1911

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Studies (3) for piano, Sz. 72, BB 81 (Op. 18)
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Little Piano Pieces (9) (Kilenc kis zongoradarab), Sz. 82, BB 90
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Elegies (2) (Két elégia), for piano, Sz. 41, BB 49 (Op.8b)
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
  • Performer: György Sándor (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916-1927