Bartók – Piano Quintet in C Major (Janine Jansen and Friends)

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:

  1. Andante
  2. Vivace. Scherzando
  3. Adagio
  4. Poco a poco più vivace

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók
Béla Bartók

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 recording folk songs
Béla Bartók using a gramophone to record folk songs sung by peasants in what is now Slovakia. Year: 1908. Photo source: Griffiths, Paul (1978) A Concise History of Modern Music, invalid ID: Thames and Hudson ISBN: 0-500-20164-1. wikipedia

Sources

Leave a Reply