Takács Quartet, Muzsikás, and Márta Sebestyén, Part 2

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From a November 16, 2008, concert, the Takács Quartet, Muzsikás (photo:  Béla Kása), and Márta Sebestyén explore the intersection of Hungarian folk music and Béla Bartók's music.

Part 2 of the program:

1. Béla Bartók: Violin Duos, with source tunes
Toronáli táncok (Dances of Torontál); Muzsikás; violins, gardon
Violin Duo No. 44; Mihály Sipos and Károly Schranz
Pejparipam rezpatkója (the shoe of my horse)
Violin Duo No. 28; Mihály Sipos and Károly Schranz
Jocul Barbatesc; Márta Sebestyén, vocals
Violin Duo No. 32; Mihály Sipos and Károly Schranz

2. Béla Bartók: Sonatina (trans. by Endre Gertler) with traditional tunes
Dudautánzás énekhangon (Vocal imitation of the bagpipes); Márta Sebestyén, vocals
Bagpipes; Takács Quartet
Bear Dance; Takács Quartet
Gyimesi medvetánc és Héjsza (Bear dance from Gyimes); Muzsikás: vioin, gardon

3. Pakulár ballada (Ballad of the murdered shepherd)Muzsikás; flute, violin; Márta Sebestyén, vocals

4. Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (trans. for strings by Arthur Millner) with source tunes

Bota és Invertita (Bota and Invertita); Muzsikás: string band
I. Joc cu bata (Dance with Sticks); Takács Quartet
II. Braul (Waistband Dance); Takács Quartet
Pe loc (Pe Loc); Peter Éri: flute
III. Pe Loc (Stamping Dance); Takács Quartet
IV. Buciumeana (Hornpipe Dance)
V. Poarca Romaneasca (Romanian Polka); Takács Quartet
Méhkeréki táncok (Dances of Méhkerék); Muzsikás; strings band
VI. Maruntel (Quick Dance); Takács Quartet and Muzsikás

5. Encores


Takács Quartet:
Edward Dusinberre, violin
Károly Schranz, violin
Geraldine Walther, viola
András Fejér, cello

Muzsikás:
Mihealt Sipos, violin
László Porteleki, violin, tamboura, lute
Péter Éri, viola, flutes, guitar
Dániel Hamar, bass, gardon, drum

Márta Sebestyén, vocals
 

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