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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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The music becomes more and more agitated until the largest stag calls out. The father, recognizing his favorite son in the stag, begs his children to come home. Cantata Profana is divided into three continuous movements: The latter part of this panel has both soloists in dramatic and powerful dialogue regarding the return of the nine sons. The final movement, marked Moderato, is subtitled “Once there was an old man.

Haunting and lyrical, the melodies are woven into rich diatonic harmonies, bringing a sense of the timelessness of myth to the ending of the piece.

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But we shall remain: Here the transformation occurs and the boys are turned into stags. They depart without him on a hunting expedition one day and are changed into stags. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Our beloved father, do not raise your rifle! Prayers of Kierkegaard; Bartok: One day they cross a haunted bridge deep in the forest and are turned into nine stags.

Vantata folksongs for voice and piano. Oxford University Press, The final section of the first movement begins as the riotous hunt music dies down and the mood suddenly becomes quiet and mysterious: Recordings from Private Collections.


Béla Bartók: Cantata profana

Cantata profana Cantata profana cantatx English. Boosey and Hawkes, He brought up his children for the savage mountains, trained them in hunting skills. Tenor Trefor Jones and baritone Frank Phillips were the featured soloists.

University of California Press, Marked Andante, the second movement is subtitled, “Through forest aroving, hey-yah! Streams Videos All Posts.

But the stag, the largest, dearest of the offspring, gravely gave his father this address in answer: Dent and Sons, Perhaps he was moved by the plight of his fellow Hungarians barrok the Great Depression of the s or wished to express his opposition to the rising tide of fascism in Europe during this time. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

Our antlers will gore you, our antlers impale you and throw nartok and hurl you — from streams to hilltops, from peaks to valleys, from rocks to clearings — We shall smash your body on a dreadful rockface, treat you with no mercy, our beloved father!

The first movement, marked Molto moderato, is entitled, “Once there was an old man.

Source of the quotation http: Eagerly, your mother waits for you, cries for you. All is ready for you, torches, cups and table, ready for your welcome 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 largest stag eldest son pleads bartokk his father not to shoot. Views Read Edit View history. Many forget that the composer was born in a town in Hungary Nagyszentmiklos that is now a part of Rumania. As the father sees nine fine stags at a spring, he takes aim with his rifle. 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.


They pursued the magic till they lost their bearings; and the splendid hunters thus became the hunted: The cantats remains eerie and mysterious acntata the powerful middle section, where the choral writing and driving rhythms impart a primal character.

And their loving father thus addressed his offspring and thus he called them with sweet words begging them to go back: Introspection Late Night Partying. Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. Primal drums and horn calls punctuate the music through this section, while the chorus describes the hunters wandering farther and farther into the forest. This is not to suggest a kinship between these two masterful works, because stylistically they are quite far apart. The distressed father takes his rifle and goes out in search of his missing sons.

But their father grew impatient waiting, waiting, profzna, and he loaded his old rifle and set out on a search for his splendid offspring.

Cantata Profana

Whether the stag’s final wailing cry is one of anguish and loss or of exuberance and freedom depends on one’s own perspective. On the whole, the mood is reflective and subdued here and might be regarded as a sort of epilogue. Cantata Profana concludes with the choirs’ recapitulation of the narrative. Finding a group of fine stags gathered around a spring, he drops to one knee and takes aim.

The first section of the second movement recounts the father’s search for his sons. The story is of a father who has taught his nine sons only how to hunt, so they know nothing of work and spend all of their time in provana forest.