Podcast: Bartok’s The Wooden Prince

A podcast look at Bartok’s ballet score, The Wooden Prince, written in 1912. This ballet is one of only three stage works Bartok composed during this decade before returning to composing music for the concert stage. Album details… Catalogue No.: … Read More →

Naxos Releases Bela Bartok’s The Wooden Prince

On March 25, Naxos releases Bela Bartok’s fairytale ballet The Wooden Prince (Naxos 8570534), featuring Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Marin Alsop and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In the years leading up to World War I, Bartok occupied himself … Read More →


Podcast: Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Raymond Bisha discusses Bela Bartok’s creepy yet magnificent opera Bluebeard’s Castle performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.660928 Podcast: Download (18.3MB)


Podcast: Bartok’s Mikrokosmos

The 153 piano pieces of Bela Bartók’s “Mikrokosmos” are a milestone in piano literature. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from musical terms and technical procedures to indications of regional provenance and folk derivation, they are arranged in order … Read More →