Andras Keller, Janos Pilz - Bela Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins (2002)
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Classical | Label: ECM Records, #465 849-2 | 2002 | 0:58:21
Bartok's Duos are triple-threats: progressions of very brief practice works for violinists from students to skilled artists; transformations of folk dances and songs into art works; and pieces for concert performance, either piecemeal or complete. The Keller-Pilz duo makes its own sequence of the 44 primarily to heighten contrasts and sustain interest, a practice sanctioned by Bartok since the published order progressing from easiest to most difficult doesn't complement the pure listening experience. This revised order certainly works in these spirited performances.