CLASSICAL OPUS no.4

Bela Bartok: “Romanian Folk Dances”

ベラ・バルトーク:「ルーマニアの民俗舞踊」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 8 minutes

Bartok plants arduously corrosive seeds when using exotic time signatures.  He achieves such feats with cliché-free authenticity, neatly condensed into succinct forms.  Rectilinear craftsmanship of gypsy trails oozes from this sunny, carefree medley of cryptic jewels.

This popular set has both a keyboard and an orchestral version (both shown below), but make sure to check the third video by Muzsikas.  The Carpathian dilettante inspiration source hides in plain sight.

 

MUSIC

 

 

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Folk_Dances

 

A REFLECTION

Ever let the Fancy roam,

Pleasure never is at home:

At a touch sweet Pleasure melteth,

Like to bubbles when rain pelteth;

Then let winged Fancy wander

Through the thought still spread beyond her:

Open wide the mind’s cage-door,

She’ll dart forth, and cloudward soar.

 

John Keats: “Fancy

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