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Bartók: The Wooden Prince (Complete Ballet)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop

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The Wooden Prince, Op. 13, BB 74  
1.1
Opening. Molto moderato
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
4:19
1.2
First Dance. Dance of the Princess in the Forest
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
2:46
1.3
The Prince Meets the Fairy and Sees the Princess
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
2:25
1.4
Second Dance. Dance of the Trees
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
5:07
1.5
The Fairy Enchants the Stream - Third Dance. Dance of the Waves
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
4:11
1.6
The Prince Builds a Wooden Prince
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
4:29
1.7
The Princess Spies the Wooden Prince
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
2:22
1.8
Fourth Dance. Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
5:44
1.9
The Prince is in Despair - The Fairy Comforts Him
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
5:18
1.10
Great Apotheosis
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
3:26
1.11
Fifth Dance. The Princess Prods and Encourages the Wooden Prince to Dance
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
2:57
1.12
Sixth Dance. With an Alluring Dance, the Princess Tries to Appeal to the Prince
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
1:39
1.13
Seventh Dance. Alarmed, the Princess Hurries After the Prince, but the Forest Keeps Her Back
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
5:00
1.14
The Prince and Princess Embrace - Long Kiss - Slow Curtain
Béla Bartók; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
3:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:39
"... Alsop does a very fine job of coaxing the maximum mystery and atmosphere from this underrated score ..." - MusicWeb International “... Alsop and her orchestra do justice to Bartók's most overtly romantic large-scale score; it's a performance that will surely appeal beyond the ranks of Bartók devotees to balletomanes generally.” - Gramophone The Wooden Prince is a fairy tale ballet with an original story by Bartók’s literary acquaintance Béla Balázs. Though outwardly sunny in its subject matter, The Wooden Prince has a mystical side that may explain Bartók’s attraction to the story. The ballet’s opening pages have often been compared to the opening of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and the majestic heart of the score lies in the glorious music Bartók wrote to accompany the prince’s apotheosis. This is one of three acclaimed albums of Bartók's works recorded by Marin Alsop and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
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