BÉLA BARTÓK – Cantata profana () – Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz – The Wooden Prince – Le Prince de bois – op. 13 – John Aler, Tenor – John Tomlinson, . Ever since its composition an aura of mystery has surrounded Bela. Bartok’s Cantata Profana. It has been treated and approached by many as a secretive work. Béla Bartók. Cantata profana, for tenor, baritone, double chorus & orchestra (or piano) (“The Enchanted Stags”), Sz. 94, BB Composition Information.

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If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Primal drums and horn calls punctuate the music through this section, while the chorus describes the hunters wandering farther and farther into the forest. And hunting, searching in the forest thicket, one day the splendid sons turned into splendid stags.

Canrata composer and profaa in While this work has folk origins, its music generally does not divulge any ethnic flavors, though the tenor solos often exhibit a certain Rumanian melodic characteristic, the so-called hora lunga.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. This scale firmly establishes the tonal center of D and provides the framework for much of the melodic content of the Cantata. Come with me, come with me, come back to your mother! Hungarian folksongs for voice and piano. Source of the quotation T. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Views Read Edit View history.

The work opens with an ascending non-diatonic scale: But their father grew impatient waiting, waiting, waiting, and he loaded his old rifle and set out on a search for his splendid offspring. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Béla Bartók: Cantata profana

Recordings from Private Collections. Ashgate Publishing Nartok, Our beloved father, go home from the forest, go back to our loving mother — but we shall remain! The great technical difficulties the piece presents mean it has had few performances. Cantata Profana concludes with the choirs’ recapitulation of the narrative. The largest stag eldest son pleads with his father not to shoot. All is ready for you, torches, cups and table, ready for your welcome. The latter part of the opening panel returns to the darker mood of the opening, but now with greater orchestral color and atmosphere.

All is ready for you, torches, cups and table, ready for your welcome A Reading of the Sources”. Cantata Profana; Viola Concerto. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Béla Bartók – Cantata Profana

The mood remains eerie and mysterious until the powerful middle section, where the choral writing and driving rhythms impart a primal character. This page was last edited on 9 Mayat InRobert Shaw created a new English translation. Look at their antlers, wider than your doorway, they must travel through the sky; their slender bodies cannot hide in clothing, they must hide among the leaves; they make their tracks not in your hearth’s warm ashes but along the forest floor; they drink their fill not from your silver goblets but from clean mountain springs.

Finding a group of fine stags gathered around a spring, he drops to one knee and takes aim.

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The final movement, marked Moderato, is subtitled “Once there was an old man. Our beloved father, do not raise your rifle! The Hungarian text is based on a Romanian colinda a type of Christmas carol about a father who teaches his nine sons the art of hunting. The third movement recapitulates the narrative.

As the chorus finishes its retelling of the story, the tenor returns with an impassioned flourish on the words, “from cool mountain springs”. Eagerly, your mother waits for you, cries for you. Perhaps he was moved by the plight of his fellow Hungarians during the Great Depression of the s or wished to express his opposition to the rising tide of fascism in Europe during this time.


The stags reply that this is no longer possible since their antlers would not fit through the door; their new life is in the forest. A variant of the fugue subject, now Andante, provides the melodic material for the chorus to narrate the father’s trek to the haunted bridge.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first movement, marked Molto moderato, is entitled, “Once there was an old man. They pursued the magic till they lost their bearings; and the splendid hunters thus became the hunted: Cantata Profana is divided into three continuous movements: Many forget that the composer was born in a town in Hungary Nagyszentmiklos that is now a part of Rumania.

On the surface, a simple parable is evident: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Here the transformation occurs and the boys are turned into stags. He brought up his children for the savage mountains, trained them in hunting skills.

Cantata profanna; Vaughan Williams: The music is less vehement and features only one brief solo part, for the tenor. And he failed to teach them skills to earn a living, instead he brought them up, trained them in hunting skills. As the father sees nine fine stags at a spring, he takes aim with his rifle.

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