Contrasts, Sz.111 (Bartók, Béla)

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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
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue Number Sz.111
Movements/Sections 3 sections
  1. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance)
  2. Pihenö (Relaxation)
  3. Sebes (Fast Dance)
Year/Date of Composition 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 & Joseph Szigeti
Average Duration 17-20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano, Violin, Clarinet
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Contrasts - scores at Sheet Music Plus
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