Bartok - Racines (Roots) | Mirare MIR410

Bartok - Racines (Roots)


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Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR410

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 5th October 2018



Although he is regarded as a major composer of the twentieth century, Bartók himself attached equal importance to his career as a pianist and to his study of folk music.

Bartók’s piano works lie at the intersection of these three activities. These pieces were often the laboratories for his stylistic advances; but every bar of them exudes the folklore of Central Europe and the Hungarian composer’s love for nature.


[Boffard’s] welcome new Bartók disc for Mirare typifies his extraordinarily refined and cultivated pianism, as penetrating in Chopin as it is in Boulez or Berio. The Fourteen Bagatelles, which Bartók himself considered a sort of gateway to his mature work, are given a performance which is a marvel of subtlety, hypersensitivity to every indication in the score and acutely vivid imagination. ... This full-voiced, deeply breathing, humanly dimensional Bartók is the one I’ve been waiting for. Now, let’s have more!  Patrick Rucker
Gramophone January 2019

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