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From the Archives - Bartók Soloists

Composer Béla Bartók.
Composer Béla Bartók.

Hungarian composer Bela Bartok was one of his country’s most famous and revered composers. He also worked for years to preserve his nation’s ethnic music and his own compositions were infused with the folk harmonies and rhythms he learned in small towns and villages. Hear his Second Violin Concerto and his demanding Piano Sonata, both in masterful performances.

Compositions and Recordings

Violin Concerto No. 2
by Béla Bartók
Pierre Boulez with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Piano Sonata
by Béla Bartók
Martha Argerich

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