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World Premiere of the Chamber Version of Béla Bartók's Tanz-Suite

Jun. 06, 2018

World Premiere of the Chamber Version of Béla Bartók's <em>Tanz-Suite</em>

On June 3, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, led by Peter Keuschnig, performed the world premiere of a new chamber version of Béla Bartók's Tanz-Suite. Originally composed in 1923, the work was arranged by Freisitzer Roland for chamber orchestra this year. The program also included Hans Werner Henze's Musen Siziliens

Several notable performances of Bartók's dramatic works take place this month. The Hungarian State Opera, led by director Kasper Holten and conductor Peter Eötvös, presented a new production of Bluebeard's Castle (alongside Peter Eötvös's own Senza Sangue) on May 24. In addition, the company revived two legendary productions of Bluebeard's Castle on June 4-5. Conductor Alain Altinoglu and director Christophe Coppens lead the same opera at La Monnaie alongside Bartók's pantomime, The Miraculous Mandarin from June 8-24. The Miraculous Mandarin receives additional performances on June 16 by the Bochumer Symphoniker, led by Steven Sloane, on June 20-22 by the Münchner Philharmoniker, led by François-Xavier Roth, and on June 23 by the Orquestra Filarmonica de Minas Gerais, led by Marcos Arakaki.

Please enjoy Béla Bartók's Tanz-Suite (1923):

(Tanz-Suite/Béla Bartók/hr-Sinfonieorchester - Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Juraj Valčuha, conductor)

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Béla Bartók 
The Miraculous Mandarin (1919/1927)
for orchestra
SATB Choir

Tanz-Suite (1923)
arr. Roland Freisitzer (2018)
for chamber orchestra