Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from May 4, 2021 Options

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Options May 4, 2021: A440, Op. 7, No. 32, Let's Hear a few more of Bartók's Students: Composers, Pianists and Conductors

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Sándor Veress  String Trio, II. Allegro molto (1954)   Options Ensemble des Equilibres. Veress was a piano student of Bartók  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  Hungarian Sketches, Sz. 97, II. Bear Dance   Options Chicago Symphony conducted by Fritz Reiner. Reiner studied piano with Bartók at the Franz Liszt Academy between 1908-1910  0:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Honegger  Concertino for piano and orchestra in E major, H 55, III. Allegro (1924)   Options Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Ferenc Fricsay, who studied with Bartók.  0:16:53 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106, IV. Allegro molto (1936)   Options Chicago Symphony directed by Sir Georg Solti, who studied with Bartók  0:22:17 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  7 Sketches, Sz. 44: 2 Balançoire ("See-saw") (1910)   Options Andor Foldes, piano, was a piano student of Bartók for several years beginning in 1929  0:31:25 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  Rondos on Slovak Folk Tunes, Sz. 8, III. Allegro (1916)   Options Andor Foldes, piano  0:32:14 (Pop‑up)
Béla Bartók  Nine Little Piano Pieces, Sz. 82 (1926)   Options Andor Foldes, piano  0:34:29 (Pop‑up)
J.S. Bach  Overture in G Minor, BWV 822, V. Minuet   Options Lili Krauss, piano - who studied with Bartók  0:35:31 (Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Preludes, Book II: 4. Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses (1913)   Options Irén Malik - piano  0:36:11 (Pop‑up)
Gunnar Berg  Frise for Piano and Chamber Orchestra: VI.   Options Elisabeth Klein - piano  0:39:19 (Pop‑up)
Sándor Veress  Sonata for Solo Violin, I. Allegro (1935)   Options Gábor Takács-Nagy - violin  0:49:07 (Pop‑up)
Sándor Veress  Violin Sonatina, III. Presto (1932)   Options Gábor Takács-Nagy - violin and Dénes Várjon - piano  0:51:36 (Pop‑up)
Tibor Serly  Concerto for Violin and Wind Symphony,   Options Carla Trynchuk - violin with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Freeman  0:53:54 (Pop‑up)


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Avatar 7:57pm 21:

Good Evening Professor Bethany,
Patiently awaiting A440 mind tuning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm steveo:

Good evening. Got my ears on.
Avatar 8:02pm TDK60:

Greetings Bethany. More peppery Hungarian music for us, eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm WR:

More Bartok! Reminds me that I need to relisten to last week's episode.
  8:03pm ?:

Docteur Bethany de bonne soiree de musicologie
  8:07pm strangegait:

Evening everyone
Avatar 8:08pm smozz:

good evening
Avatar 8:12pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Bethany and Everyone!
WONDERFUL! more of Bartók's students!
  8:15pm josh:

S in hungarian is pronounced sh as in sh*t

s in english is spelled Sz in hungarian.
  8:15pm josh:

ss in hungarian is a longer sh as in sh*t
  8:16pm josh:

Bethany. call me. i can help you with pronunciation 914-689-1955
  8:16pm Trevor:

Hope we get to hear some Iren Marik! She's a great story.
  8:17pm josh:

celeste (the c is pronounced Ch as in church)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Bethany & stochasticats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm bukowski.:

buonasera
  8:17pm josh:

ferenc. the c is like a tz.
  8:19pm josh:

great thing about Hungarian is once you learn the pronunciation it’s 100% consistent. no irregular spellings or pronunciations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Krull Sagan:

Josh, how would one pronounce the name “Soltesz”?
Loving these past paprika weeks, Bethany!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm the Hurston moor-elf:

Good evening Bethany! Have you ever read Xenakis' book "Formalized Music"? I've been battling my way through it the last couple of weeks and would be interested to know what you make of it. His grasp of the mathematics (my background) which he uses seems a bit shaky, but I've not found any substantial criticism of the book online.
Avatar 8:21pm TDK60:

Josh, you speak/write Magyar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Mister Dobalina:

Sweet set...
Avatar 8:22pm Bethany Ryker:

Thanks @josh, I appreciate your help and definitely want to take you up on your offer for Hungarian pronounciation. For tonight, though, too many balls in the air with remote studio broadcasting - so I hope all will forgive me for the slaughter!!
Avatar 8:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh still Bartok related !
...no wonder it's so excellent...
Avatar 8:25pm Bethany Ryker:

@Trevor - yes, a short but sweet performance of Bach by Irén Marik is in the queue!
  8:26pm Trevor:

Thank you! She's kind of a hero of mine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A440-rated image from last night's Techtonic program - www.wfmu.org...
  8:30pm josh:

@TDK60 Igen. picit.
  8:31pm bunyan:

The "improvement" over fifty years is that people voluntarily bring the listening device into their houses...
  8:31pm josh:

@KrullSagan Soltesz== shoal-tess. accent on the Shoal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm PaulRobeson1920:

Goood evening, WFMU Land!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Mister Dobalina:

Things are sounding very good tonite.
  8:33pm Wrobertü:

Always lovely to be reminded by WFMU of how much there is in the world to learn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Krull Sagan:

Got it, josh, thanks; now if I could just nail that Bartok note thingy.....
Avatar 8:40pm slugluv1313:

@josh -- that is awesome!
i am Hungarian, but unfortunately did not learn the language growing up (i was born in 1959, my parents were living in Atlanta for a few years in the early 60s -- speaking a foreign language was NOT encouraged)
i did take a beginners' language course some years ago, and as *confusing* as some of the sounds may be (especially those vowels! like combinations of Sanskrit vowels, at least for me!) -- you are absolutely right, TOTALLY consistent
  8:40pm headcleaner:

this is sublime and delightful, bethany
  8:45pm headcleaner:

if anything, it is English that is muddled and inconsistent in its orthography / pronunciation
  8:46pm ?:

Did Bela Bartok compose his music in Buda (west side of the Danube) or Pest (east side).
  8:47pm bunyan:

That's what you get from mixing Germanic and Romance languages when holding land on and off the Continent... (English didn't even have _consistent_ formal orthography until the late 18th-Century or so...
  8:48pm headcleaner:

@bunyan: yeah, English is a giant crack-up basically
  8:49pm josh:

? Bartok’s house is on the Buda side in a neighborhood called Rose Hill (rozsadomb). the liszt akademia is in pest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Mister Dobalina:

Keep up the great work, Beth-ah-nee!
  8:50pm headcleaner:

Bethany - any curation slots coming up @ Barbés? now that'd be a treat
  8:50pm ?:

Min-ute a unit of time. mi-nute exceptionally small. Min uet a dance
  8:51pm headcleaner:

@josh - thanks, I'll keep that in mind for my next visit :)
Avatar 8:51pm DL in LA:

Thanks for another erudite, enlightening and entertaining show!
Avatar 8:56pm TDK60:

Thanks, Bethany!
Avatar 8:56pm slugluv1313:

this hour always flies by so quickly!
thank you, Bethany, for another wondrous show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm bukowski.:

♡♡♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm steveo:

Thank you, Bethany. Wonderful selections 🙂
  9:00pm ?:

Mlle Bethany. This was a absolutely wonderful tour down the Danube. All A440’s B safe & healthy
  9:00pm Eugene R.:

As always, another ear-pleasing, mind-filling 60 minutes. Wonderful and safe week, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Zetti:

Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm WR:

Thank you! I gotta listen when not multitasking to fully enjoy all that you pack into a 1 hour program. Thank you!
Avatar 9:37pm 21:

Mind tuned thanks
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