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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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Recordings from Private Collections. And he failed to teach them skills to earn a living from the land and livestock: But we shall remain: The B section of the first movement, marked Allegro moltois a breathless fugue describing the hunt. But solo parts for the tenor son, now a stag and baritone father soon follow, tempering the furious mood somewhat. The latter part of the opening panel returns to the darker mood of the opening, but now with greater orchestral color and atmosphere.

A variant of the fugue subject, now Andante, provides the melodic material for the chorus to narrate the father’s trek to the haunted bridge. 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.

Cantata Profana

Prayers of Kierkegaard; Bartok: But their father grew impatient waiting, waiting, waiting, and he loaded his old rifle and set out on a search for his splendid offspring. Jazz Latin New Age. Ashgate Publishing Company, Our antlers will gore you, our antlers impale you and throw you and hurl you — from streams to hilltops, from peaks to valleys, from rocks to clearings — We shall smash your body on a dreadful rockface, treat you with no mercy, our beloved father!


When their father discovers their fate, he asks them to return home with him, but is told by one son their antlers cannot fit through the doorway and that they must remain in the forest. Cantata Profana concludes with the choirs’ recapitulation of the narrative.

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Béla Bartók: Cantata profana

Our beloved father, do not raise your rifle! The work opens with an ascending non-diatonic scale: There was once an old man treasuring, treasuring nine sons, splendid offspring.

Come with me, come with me, come back to your mother! The music is less vehement and features only one brief solo part, for the tenor. Bbartok the surface, a simple parable is evident: Cantata Profana is divided into three continuous movements: Two choirs sing of the nine sons knowing of nothing but the hunt. Views Read Edit View history. But a splendid stag, the largest, oh, the very dearest offspring, gravely spoke to his old parent: This website is using cookies. The stag then replies that they can never come home: But the stag, the largest, dearest of the offspring, gravely gave his father this address in answer: He brought up his children for the savage mountains, trained them in hunting skills.

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A Passion for Music. Cantata profanna; Vaughan Williams: AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The work ends as it began, with an ascending scale, but this time in an inverted form of the opening scale. The third movement recapitulates the narrative.


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Béla Bartók – Cantata Profana

Oh, my sweet, beloved, my beloved offspring, come home, come home with me, come back from the forest to your bartoj mother! They depart without him on a hunting expedition one day and are changed into stags. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Many forget that the composer was born in a town in Hungary Nagyszentmiklos that is now a part of Rumania.

As the father sees nine fine stags at a spring, he takes aim with his rifle. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The final section of the first movement begins as the riotous hunt music dies down and the mood suddenly becomes quiet and mysterious: All is ready for you, torches, cups and table, ready for your welcome The largest stag eldest son pleads with his father not to shoot.

The work was presented in an English translation by M. Tenor Trefor Jones and baritone Frank Phillips were the featured soloists. And hunting, searching in the forest thicket, one day the splendid sons turned into splendid stags.

profaana The music becomes more and more agitated until the largest stag calls out. Hungarian folksongs for voice and piano. One day they cross a haunted bridge deep in the forest and are turned into nine stags. The baritone solo then begins as the father pleads with his sons to come home.