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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A Reading of the Sources”. But a splendid stag, the largest, oh, the very dearest offspring, gravely spoke to his old parent: Look at their antlers, wider than your doorway, they must travel through the sky; their slender bodies cannot hide in clothing, they must hide among the leaves; they make their tracks not in your hearth’s warm ashes but along the forest floor; they drink their fill not from your silver goblets but from clean mountain springs.
As the father sees nine fine stags at a spring, he takes aim with his rifle.
University of California Press, This website is using cookies. While this work has folk origins, its music generally does not divulge any ethnic flavors, though the tenor solos often exhibit a certain Rumanian melodic characteristic, the so-called hora lunga.
The opening gesture is immediately followed by a paraphrase of the first two bars of Bach ‘s St. Thus he found the graceful footbridge, on the bridge he found the deertracks, magic tracks that led the old man to a clean spring in the forest where the splendid stags were grazing.
But their father grew impatient waiting, waiting, waiting, and he loaded his old rifle and set out on a search for his splendid offspring.
Bartók Béla: Cantata profana (Cantata profana in English)
Hungarian folksongs for voice and piano. Our beloved father, go home from the forest, go back to our loving mother — but we shall remain! Cantata Profana; Viola Concerto. When their father discovers their fate, he asks them to return home with him, but is told by one son their antlers cannot fit through the doorway and that they must remain in the forest.
One day while hunting a large and beautiful stagthey cross a haunted bridge and are themselves transformed into stags.
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In the manner of a Greek dramathe chorus interjects the father’s recognition of his sons. And hunting, searching in the forest thicket, one day the splendid sons turned into splendid stags.
Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. Colinde are ballads which are sung during the Christmas season, although many colinde have no connection to the Christian Nativity and are believed to have their origin in pre-Christian times.
Oxford University Press, Carefully kneeling, silent Hey! This is the shortest of the three sections, lasting about three minutes, as compared with the approximately eight-minute lengths of the previous movements. Cantata Profana is batok into three continuous movements: Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
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The latter part of the opening panel returns to the darker mood of the opening, but now with greater orchestral color and atmosphere. Little is known about the evolution of this powerful cantata. Whether the stag’s final wailing cry is one of anguish and loss or of exuberance and freedom depends on one’s vantata perspective.
All is ready for you, torches, cups and table, ready for your welcome.