Thomas Dausgaard leads the Haydn Orchestra in a programme that is at home in the steppe regions of Central Europe. Bartók's Suite is a large-scale orchestral work in which Hungarian folk music plays a prominent role.
Bartók spent his entire life developing a style that reflected the true folk music of his homeland, which he studied passionately, travelling from village to village to record the country music in its purest forms.
His goal was to make folk music explode in all its revolutionary simplicity, but already in Dvořák, folk music rises to prominence, tamed in classical forms and a fully romantic language, but fully delineated.
In his Eighth Symphony, the Bohemian composer achieves a serenity and clarity in stark contrast to the stormy Seventh Symphony.
This serenity, perhaps influenced by the tranquillity of his residence in the middle of the Czech countryside where the Symphony was written, allowed him to give space as never before to the music of his homeland, in a Symphony that is like a homecoming after a long journey.
Orchestra leader: Thomas Dausgaard
Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento
Béla Bartók: Suite no. 2, op. 4
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no. 8 in G major, op. 88
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organization: Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento