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Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.84GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13MB + 5% Recovery

At 1st sight, they appear to have nothing in common – but disregarding the stylistic elements & a difference of 2 centuries, you soon recognize that both are in a sense, musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms & inspired by folk music. On the 1 hand you have Scarlatti, who, after moving to Spain in 1729 composed almost exclusively for harpsichord & integrated elements of Spanish folklore into his compositions in an experimental way; on the other hand Bartk, who boosted the recognition of the rich native Hungarian peasant songs to an independent folk art, & was also influenced by Arabic folk music.
Bartok Music for Strings, Divertimento & Kodaly Dances - SCO, Mackerras (2012)  [Linn Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Divertimento; Kodaly Dances (2012) [Linn Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time: 74:54 minutes | 1.51 GB
Genre: Classical | Linn Studio Master CKD 234 | Year: 2012 | Artwork: Cover, Inlay, PDF booklet | 5% Rec. Info
Kavakos, Nagy, Chailly - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Hungarian Dances; Bartok (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Kavakos, Nagy, Chailly - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Hungarian Dances; Bartok (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.37 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Linn records

Leonidas Kavakos tackles a pillar of the violin repertoire in a disc that establishes him as a concerto soloist for Decca Classics. His first concerto disc for Decca features the Brahms Violin Concerto, for which he is joined by one of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly. Leonidas is also accompanied by pianist Péter Nagy for Brahms’ timeless Hungarian Dances (No.s 1, 2 ,6 and 11) and Bartók’s energetic Rhapsodies and Romanian Folk Dances – two great composers hugely influenced by Hungarian folk music.
Bartok: 3 Piano Concertos - Ferenc Friscay / Geza Anda / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (2013) [24bit/48kHz] RE-UP

Ferenc Friscay, Geza Anda, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra - Béla Bartók: 3 Piano Concertos(2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 78:47 minutes | 846 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

At very long last we have a worthy recording of the Bartok Second Concerto, a work whose previous interpreters (including the admirable Andor Foldes, whose performance received Bartok's own blessing) have all suffered from recording qualities ranging from indifferent to abysmal.
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh/Bartok/Chopin (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh /
Bartók/Chopin/Ginastera/Prokofiev/Scarlatti (1999) [Japan 2011]

SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:33 minutes | Basic Covers | 2,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 1,36 GB
Heath Quartet - Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Heath Quartet - Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 157:21 minutes | 2.81 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A monument of chamber music: The string quartet was of central importance to Bartók throughout his career. His six quartets were written (between 1907 and 1939) at crucial turning points in the composer's creative development. From the elegiac tone of Quartet no.1 (reflecting an unhappy love affair) to the sadness and wry parody of no.6, composed on the eve of World War II, by way of the mirror forms and atmospheric 'night music' of nos.4 and 5, they represent perhaps the biggest interpretative challenge in the genre alongside the Beethoven quartets.
Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:24 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The monumental creativity which Beethoven, Haydn and Bartók gave to the genre of the string quartet is our greatest inspiration. In the Harp we find Beethoven at his most entertaining and least problematic, although slightly provocative in the almost forced gentleness of the final movement. We chose to record the String Quartet 1956 including its incredibly atmospheric final Largo in honour of one of Norway's greatest composer, Arne Nordheim. The intensity and individuality of Bartók's 3rd Quartet make it a natural conclusion for us, juxtaposing the most intimate and lonely music with hard-hitting rhythmic sections which only Bartók could bring off.
Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Soli: Bartok, Benjamin, Penderecki, Carter, Kurtag (2015)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Soli: Bartók, Benjamin, Penderecki, Carter, Kurtág (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD416 | Time: 01:16:31

On Soli, Tamsin Waley-Cohen's 2015 release on Signum Classics, the violinist explores modernist repertoire composed between 1944 and 2005. Because these solo violin pieces by Béla Bartók, George Benjamin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Elliott Carter, and György Kurtág are challenging for both the player and the listener, one should approach this CD with some awareness that they reflect different phases of the avant-garde movement that dominated music in the last half of the 20th century. In quieter selections where the moods are primarily brooding or lyrical, Waley-Cohen produces a vibrant tone and smooth phrasing that make her playing easy to appreciate, even when the music isn't recognizably tonal. However, in louder, dissonant passages, notably in sections of the Bartók Sonata, Benjamin's Canon for Sally, Carter's Remembering Aaron, and Kurtág's Anziksz Kellerannanak, the close microphone placement makes her bowing sound overly resinous and scratchy, which can be hard to enjoy. Even so, few violinists dare approach this bracing material, and Waley-Cohen is to be commended for devoting a whole album to such cutting-edge pieces solely on her terms, without making compromises.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Frederic Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists: Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky (2015)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists (2015)
Béla Bartók, Achille-Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10863

Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two exceptional French pianists. The central interest is the ballet Jeux. One of the world’s outstanding Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has added to his complete Chandos recordings with his own transcription for two pianos. Written late in Debussy’s life for Nijinsky, Jeux involves an emotionally erotic and harmonically daring game of tennis. Bavouzet and his well-matched partner, François-Fréderic Guy, play with nimble grace, capturing the works wit and mystery. This gripping album is dedicated to Pierre Boulez, guru and enabler, for his 90th birthday.