BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945

  Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
  Facsimile of the Draft Score and Paul Sacher's Annotated Full Score Copy. Editor: Felix Meyer

Bartok, Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion

London, 2018. 30 x 39 39, 169 pp. Beautiful color halftone of the autograph draft score. Béla Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, composed in summer 1937 on a commission from Paul Sacher and premičred in Basel in January 1938, is incontestably one of the supreme creations of modern music. This publication, with introductory essays by Felix Meyer, Robert W. Wason, Lászlo Vikárius, and Wolfgang Rathert, presents two major handwritten sources for this work from the holdings of the Paul Sacher Foundation: the draft score, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the sonata’s genesis, and a “whiteprint” of the fair copy, which contains additions from Bartók and differs substantially from the definitive version at the end of the development section in movement 1. The volume also contains a CD of the radio recording of 1940, with Bartók and his wife Ditta Pásztory playing the piano parts, as well as a new recording of the sonata in its original form, played by the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with percussionists Matthias Würsch and Christian Dierstein. Linen. $135


Live performance:

  Peter Klimo, piano I
  Melody Quah, piano II
  Cristobal Gajardo, timpani
  Jonathan Allen, percussion
  (Sprague Hall, New Haven CT)

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