“Folk Inspirations – Bartók – Weiner – Enescu”
|Béla Bartók||Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97 (Hungarian Pictures, Magyar kepek).|
Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1,
Romanian Rhapsody in D major, Op. 11 No. 2.
|Leó Weiner||Hungarian Folk Dance Suite, Op. 18.|
Hugh Bean (Violin).
Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Neeme Jarvi.
A fascinating collection of folk-inspired music from Eastern Europe
This disc features works either based on actual folk songs and dances or which draw on the peasant idiom.
Percy Grainger adored Enescu’s Rhapsodies and their influence is obvious in the scoring of some of his own folk music settings and original compositions.