TWO PORTRAITS - IN MEMORIAM BÉLA BARTÓK
PIANO RECITAL BY JUDIT GÁBOS
Consulate General of Hungary | 223 East 52nd Street
October 12, 2015 | 7.30PM
FREE with RSVP | RSVP HERE
There are many ways to approach Bartók’s music. Judit Gábos, professor of music at Eger’s Eszterházy College presents a unique experiment. Her performance and discussion of Bartók starts with the image of the universal genius, the great modernist, departing from the elderly – and passionately experimental - Liszt to follow Bartók’s rise from its foundations through a series of great pieces including Allegro Barbaro.
The second portrait is of Bartók, the musical anthropologist and composer, who discovers and adapts the folk heritage of his broader homeland, the great Carpathian folk cultural macroregion to create a unique musical idiom.
1908 - Bartók is playing on hurdy-gurdy in his home, surrounded with authentic furniture from Kalotaszeg, Transylvania
Can the „chromatic” and the „diatonic” Bartóks be reconciled? Judit Gábos sets out to investigate this cultural and musical puzzle, where a definitive answer may be less important than the revelation of the richness of the investigation. Join the artist for a discussion over wine after the concert and hear commentary from a passionate educator and professor of music, who is also a solist for the Marosvásárhely/Targu Mures (Romania) Symphonics. RSVP HERE for free admission.