Contrasts, Sz.111 (Bartók, Béla)

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Performer Pages Daniel Guilet (Violin)
Herbert Tichman (Clarinet)
Ruth Budnevich (Piano)
Publisher Info. Musical Masterpiece Society/Concert Hall, MMS-89, 1952
Gagnaux Collection
Misc. Notes Recorded 1952.
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Publisher. Info. London: Hawkes & Son, 1942. Plate B. Ens 49-73.
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General Information

Work Title Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Alternative. Title Rhapsody
Name Translations コントラスツ; Contrastes; Contrasts; Kontrasztok (Bartók); Kontraste
Name Aliases Kontraste für Violine, Klarinette und Klavier Sz 111; Sz. 111; BB 116
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; LCCN: n81149805
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.111
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance)
  2. Pihenö (Relaxation)
  3. Sebes (Fast Dance)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938
First Performance. 1939-01-09 in New York, Carnegie Hall (original version, 2 movements)
Joseph Szigeti (violin), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Endre Petri (piano)

1940-04-20 in New York, Carnegie Hall (final version, 3 movements)

Joseph Szigeti (violin), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Béla Bartók (piano)
First Publication. 1942
Dedication Benny Goodman and Joseph Szigeti
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17-20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation clarinet, violin, piano
External Links Wikipedia article
Contrasts -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information No.3, violin to be tuned scordatura G-D-A-E

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