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

COMPOSERS: Bartok
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Piano Music, Vol. 2: Dance Suite; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs; Romanian Christmas Carols
PERFORMER: Jeno Jandó (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.554718

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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