Taraf de Haïdouks – “Romanian Folk Dances” Back to Origins

Live recording from the “Maskarada” sessions. Bartok drew his inspiration from Balkan folk music to compose this famous piece in 1915. Taraf de Haïdouks have now repossessed it and given it a wild make-over…

Taraf de Haidouks music is available on the Crammed Shop : 

The Danubia Orchestra (conducted by Domonkos Héja) and the Muzsikás perform the Romanian Folk Music of Bartók in the Liszt Academy, Budapest

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68 is a suite of six short piano pieces composed by Béla Bartók in 1915. He later orchestrated it for small ensemble in 1917 as Sz. 68, BB 76.

It is based on seven Romanian tunes from Transylvania, originally played on fiddle or shepherd’s flute. The original name for the piece was titled Romanian Folk Dances from Hungary but was later changed by Bartók when Transylvania was annexed to Romania in 1918.[1] It is nowadays available in the 1971 edition which is written with key signaturesalthough Bartok rarely ever wrote key signatures.   Read more:


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