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Magyar Rondo

for viola

Year:  1985   ·  Duration:  6m 30s

Year:  1985
Duration:  6m 30s

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Matthew Davidson: Magyar Ro...

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This work has been chastised as a mere Bartók pastiche. While this remains true, I do not think it should be so easily dismissed. Keep in mind that it was written by a 21-year-old, and as such, I believe, shows a fair degree of maturity. It borrows and adapts Hungarian melodies (I have subsequently forgotten which) taken from one of Bartók’s myriad collections.

Dedication note

Written for Peter Barber

Performance history

10 Mar 1991: Performed by Miguel Ramos at Smith Recital Hall, Music Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America

05 Mar 2007: Performed by Rudolf Haken (viola) at Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Centre for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

01 Nov 2007: Performed by Rudolf Haken, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

16 Aug 2013: Performed by Rudolph Haken at the First Presbyterian Church, in Michigan City, in Indiana.

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