Janine Jansen and Friends perform Béla Bartók’s Piano Quintet in C Major during Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival (International Chamber Music Festival) Utrecht. The performance is recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on June 26, 2015. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
Janine Jansen: violin, Denis Kozhukhin: piano, Boris Brovtsyn: violin, Amihai Grosz: viola, Julian Steckel: cello.
The work was composed in 1904, when Bartók was around 23 years old and revised in 1920, when Bartók was around 39. There are four movements:
- Vivace. Scherzando
- Poco a poco più vivace
Béla Viktor János Bartók (25 March 1881 – 26 September 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.
- Béla Bartók on wikipedia