Clara Barry, Emil Spanyi & Mátyás Szandai – Clara Barry sings Bartók (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Clara Barry, Emil Spanyi & Mátyás Szandai – Clara Barry sings Bartók (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 39:09 minutes | 635 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Claves Records

While some people’s lives get muddled up in the meanders of complexity, others, on the contrary, dazzle by the clarity of their path, which they follow step by step according to the quiet rhythm of obviousness. It’s as if these steps had called to each other and been arranged in such a way as to offer the face of naturalness. Clara Barry belongs to this second category, and the clarity of a form of quiet logic emanates from her conversation. So much so that she can sum up her life and this album’s programme in the breath of a single sentence: “Although I studied classical violin, I’ve always sung, immersed in this strong tradition of Swedish folk song handed down by my mother. This favoured my encounter with Bartók and led me to present a project based on this mode of transmission so simple and yet so refined, which requires the musicians to display a skilful blend of technique and improvisation.” Eight Bartók pieces, one by Kodály and two Swedish creations: this is the fluid and balanced tribute of a clear idea, but nonetheless the result – since the idea alone is not enough! – of a long maturation process.

1-1. Clara Barry – Kis kece lányom, Sz. 33a No. 10 (03:54)
1-2. Clara Barry – Ha kimegyek, Sz. 35 No. 3 (02:59)
1-3. Clara Barry – Asszonyok, asszonyok, Sz. 64 No. 3 (02:02)
1-4. Clara Barry – A tömlöcben, Sz. 92 No. 1 (05:19)
1-5. Clara Barry – Ifjúság mint sólyommadár (03:24)
1-6. Clara Barry – Székely friss, Sz. 92 No. 6 (02:16)
1-7. Clara Barry – Eddig való dolgom, Sz. 64 No. 7 (02:00)
1-8. Clara Barry – Bölcsödal, Sz. 78 No. 4 (04:58)
1-9. Clara Barry – Legénytánc, Sz. 78 No. 5 (02:11)
1-10. Clara Barry – Visa från Utanmyra (04:52)
1-11. Clara Barry – Ack Värmeland du sköna (05:07)


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