Album

André Gertler

Bartók: Violin Works Complete

Catalogue Number: SU 3924-2
Published: 27th September 2007
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 4 CD
André Gertler (1907-1998), a Hungarian violinist who emigrated to Belgium in 1928, ranks among the remarkable artistic personalities of the 20th century. He was renowned chiefly for his interpretation of the violin works of Béla Bartók, many of which he premiered. Gertler also performed in concert together with Bartók in the years 1925-1938, establishing his well-deserved reputation as a Bartók specialist. In 1952 he started to be a frequent guest artist at the Prague Spring festival, and in the mid-1960's he recorded Bartók's complete works for violin and piano and for violin and orchestra. This set, which Gertler recorded for Supraphon, met with lavish praise immediately following its release, winning the 1966 Grand Prix du Disque de l'Academie Charles Cros in Paris. This sensitively remastered edition makes these artistically and technically brilliant recordings available to the public once again.

CD 1

Béla Bartók
Two Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
1.
Rhapsody No. 1 09:50
2.
Rhapsody No. 2 10:52
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, Sz 112
3.
Allegro non troppo 16:22
4.
Andante tranquillo - Lento - Allegro scherzando - Comodo - Tempo I. 09:50
5.
Allegro molto 11:21

CD 2

Béla Bartók
44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz 98
1.
Teasing song,Dance,Menuetto,Midsummer night songSlovak,Hungarian,Romanian ,Tót song,Play,Ruthenian song,Lullaby,Hay-harvesting,Wedding song,Cushion dance 12:02
2.
Soldier's song,Burlesque,Marching, Mentelö song,Fairy Tale,Song,New Year's Greeting,Mosquito dance,Wedding,Gay,Magyar song 11:02
3.
Teasing song,Limping dance, Sorrow,Ujévköszöntö I,Ujévköszöntö II,Ujévköszöntö III,Dance from Máramaros,Harvest song,Counting song,Ruthenian kolomejka,Bagpipes 11:55
4.
Prelude and canon,Romanian whirling dance,Serbian dance,Wallachian dance,Scherzo,Arabian song,Pizzicato,Transylvania dance 09:41
Béla Bartók
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz 117
5.
Tempo di ciaccona 10:03
6.
Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo 05:03
7.
Melodia. Adagio 06:26
8.
Presto 05:28

CD 3

Béla Bartók
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Sz 75
1.
Allegro appassionato 12:55
2.
Adagio 09:30
3.
Allegro 10:05
Béla Bartók
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, Sz 76
4.
Molto moderato (att.) 08:55
5.
Allegretto 12:02
Béla Bartók
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
6.
Verbunkos (Verbunkos) 05:43
7.
Pihenö (Pihenö) 04:55
8.
Sebes (Sebes) 07:05

CD 4

Béla Bartók
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1
1.
Andante sostenuto (att.) 09:33
2.
Allegro giocoso 12:01
Béla Bartók
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, Op. posth
3.
Allegro moderato (molto rubato) 09:03
4.
Andante 10:14
5.
Vivace 08:04
Béla Bartók
Sonatina for Violin and Piano on a folk Theme from Transylvania (Sonatina for Piano)
6.
Allegretto /att./ 01:31
7.
Moderato /att./ 00:53
8.
Finale. Allegro vivace 01:57
Béla Bartók
9.
Hungarian Folksongs for Violin and Piano 08:57