world music, jazz, popular music

Pure Source

An evening of arts based on Bartók's Turkish and Hungarian collections

no interval
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Liszt Fest

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Béla Bartók is the most important figure in Hungarian music literature. His folk music collections were indispensable for the following generations' efforts to preserve the values of Hungarian culture: the melodies he recorded continue to define traditional folk and classical music to this day, and keep inspiring the world of jazz and world music.
Bartók was keenly interested in the music of not only the Hungarian regions, but that of the peoples in the neighbouring countries and more distant regions (e.g. North Africa, Turkey) as well. Featuring „Meshi” Majda Mária Guessous, the Ballet Company of Győr and the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, Pure Source presents, through the connection of Turkish and Hungarian music, some characteristic pieces of Bartók's œuvre, highlighting in particular the links between music and dance.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Kornél Fekete-Kovács
  • voice, bağlama
    "Meshi” Majda Mária Guessous
  • kaval
    Iván Barvich
  • cobza
    László Szlama
  • percussions
    Gerzson Dávid Boros, Tamás Smuk
  • Ballet Company of Győr
  • dancers and orchestra of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
  • Nikola Parov, Danubia Orchestra
  • music
    Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Nikola Parov
  • music editor
    László Gőz
  • animation
    Laluz Visual
  • choreographers
    György Ágfalvi, Gábor Mihályi, László Velekei
  • director
    Csaba Káel

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