Bartok: Piano Music, Vol. 2: Dance Suite; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs; Romanian Christmas Carols

Bartok: Piano Music, Vol. 2: Dance Suite; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs; Romanian Christmas Carols

Composer(s):
Bartok
Works:
Piano Music, Vol. 2: Dance Suite; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs; Romanian Christmas Carols
Performer:
Jeno Jandó (piano)
Label:
Naxos
Catalogue Number:
8.554718
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine

This second Bartók volume by Naxos’s resident pianist covers some exhilarating repertoire, and is altogether a bargain. The Hungarian Jandó, even if his playing lacks the last degree of tonal finesse or ‘vocal’ nuance, is an alert and strongly authoritative Bartókian. Max Loppert