Bartók: Cadenzas to W.A. Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos

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BR700 800Bartók: Cadenzas to W.A. Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos

in E-flat major, K. 365

Béla Bartók prepared these two cadenzas, for the first and third movements respectively, to be included in performances of the concerto by himself and his wife, Ditta Pásztory. The first, more difficult, cadenza is played by the first piano (played by the composer), the last by the second piano, each alone. The Bartók couple played the cadenzas only twice, in 1939 in Paris and 1940 in Budapest, the latter on the occasion of their farewell concert prior to their departure to the United States of America. The engraving copy was prepared by Nelson O. Dellamaggiore, with the collaboration of Leonid Hambro. Includes the engraved music as well as facsimile of the manuscript, an introduction by Ferenc Bónis and notes by Peter Bartók. 18 pages, 30 x 23 cm.

(ISBN: 0-9641961-1-5)