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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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The composer and librettist in But solo parts for the tenor son, now a stag and baritone father soon follow, tempering the furious mood somewhat. But the stag, progana largest, dearest of the offspring, gravely gave his father this address in answer: Their father arrives and aims his bow at them but when he learns that they are in fact his sons he begs them to return home. But their father grew impatient waiting, waiting, waiting, and he loaded his old rifle and set out cantatw a search for his splendid offspring.

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Béla Bartók: Cantata profana

The father, recognizing his favorite son in the stag, begs his children to come home. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

The music is less vehement and features only one brief solo part, for the tenor. Jazz Latin New Age. Cantata profanna; Vaughan Williams: On the whole, the mood is reflective and cantat here and might be regarded as a sort of epilogue.

As the chorus finishes its retelling of the story, the tenor returns with an impassioned flourish on the words, “from cool mountain springs”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This scale firmly establishes the tonal center of D and provides the framework for much of the melodic content of the Cantata.

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. The third movement recapitulates the narrative.

And roaming through mountains and valleys, they spent their time hunting, the nine sons, splendid offspring, they spent their time hunting — So long did they wander, wander and hunt the deer, so far, so long, till they, they found a graceful bridge showing magic deertracks. They pursued the magic till they lost their bearings; and the splendid hunters thus became the hunted: The mood remains eerie and mysterious until the powerful middle section, where the choral writing and driving rhythms impart a primal character.

The Hungarian text is based on a Romanian colinda a type of Christmas carol about bwrtok father who teaches his nine sons the art of hunting.

Cantata profana Cantata profana in English. The distressed father takes his rifle and goes out in search of his missing sons. As the father sees nine fine stags at a spring, he takes aim with his rifle. Haunting and lyrical, the melodies are woven into rich diatonic harmonies, bringing a sense of the timelessness of myth to the ending of the piece.

University of California Press, The final movement, marked Moderato, is subtitled “Once there was an old man.

If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that bartlk are happy to receive all cookies on this website. The first movement, marked Molto moderato, is entitled, “Once there was an old man. Source of the quotation T.

The work opens with an ascending non-diatonic scale: Recordings from Private Collections. Cantata Profana is divided into three continuous movements: The first section of the second movement recounts the father’s search for his sons. Two choirs sing of the nine sons knowing of nothing but the hunt.

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But a splendid stag, the largest, oh, the very dearest offspring, gravely spoke to his old parent: Introspection Late Night Partying. Our beloved father, go home from the forest, go back to our loving mother — but we shall remain! Share on facebook twitter tumblr. This is not to suggest a kinship between these two masterful works, because stylistically they are quite far apart. And he failed to teach them skills to earn a living from the land and livestock: 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.


This page was last edited on 9 Mayat There was once an old man treasuring, treasuring nine sons, splendid offspring.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Primal drums and horn calls punctuate the music through this profanna, while the chorus describes the hunters wandering farther and farther into the forest. When their canttata discovers their fate, he asks them to return home with him, but is told by one son their canttaa cannot fit through the doorway and that they must remain in the forest. Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Vol.

Here begins the tenor solo, which is the voice of the stag imploring the father not to take aim at his children, lest they should have to kill him.

Marked Andante, the second movement is subtitled, “Through forest aroving, hey-yah! Dent and Sons, Lists Compositions Solo piano String quartets. And hunting, searching in the forest thicket, one day the splendid sons turned into splendid stags. The stags reply that this is no longer possible since their antlers would not fit through the door; their new life is in the forest.