BBC SCOTTISH SO - BARTOK/THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN SUITE - CD
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BBC SCOTTISH SO - BARTOK/THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN SUITE - CD

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Bartók’s ‘The Miraculous Mandarin’ (published as ‘A Pantomime in One Act’) was composed at a time of violent unrest in Hungary. The Soviet Hungarian Republic had collapsed in 1919 and was replaced by an ultra-nationalist regime which persecuted communists, Jews and leftists and left over 1,500 dead and thousands imprisoned without trial.

It is against this bloody political and social backdrop that the composer, recovering from Spanish Flu, set about a musical depiction of Lengyel’s ‘pantomime grotesque’.

Prior to this period, and after the large-scale Suite No.1 of 1905, Bartók commenced work on a second suite. Smaller in scale than No.1 it is imbued with the folk music he had been studying. It was premiered in 1910.

Bartók was spared service in World War I after failing several medicals. He spent the war years collecting folk songs and some of these provided material for the Hungarian Peasant Songs, which he returned to in 1933 and orchestrated.

This album is the second in a survey of all the composer’s works for orchestra by Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Track List
  1. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: I. Introduction
  2. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: II. 1st Decoy Game
  3. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: III. 2nd Decoy Game
  4. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: IV. 3rd Decoy Game
  5. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: V. The Mandarin Enters
  6. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VI. Dance of the Girl
  7. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VII. The Chase
  8. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: VIII. Suddenly the Mandarin's Head Appears
  9. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73: IX. The Mandarin Falls on the Floor
  10. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: I. Romance
  11. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: II. Allegro
  12. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: III. Allegretto
  13. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: IV. Allegro
  14. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: V. Largamento
  15. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VI. Moderato
  16. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VII. Allegro moderato
  17. Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100: VIII. Allegro
  18. Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: I. Comodo
  19. Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: II. Allegro scherzando
  20. Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: III. Andante
  21. Suite No. 2, Sz. 34: IV. Comodo
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