15 Peasant Songs by Béla Bartók
In March 2018 we are proud to present our brand new love affair. Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs is a collection of short folk melodies by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Originally arranged for piano, these movements are transcripted into big band pieces by the Modern Art Orchestra’s creative minds: Kristóf Bacsó, János Ávéd, Gábor Subicz and Kornél Fekete-Kovács. The short songs are transcripted conserving and respecting completely their original form. The links between the pieces is built by conducted improvisation of the wonderful musicians.
Musicologist Gergely Fazekas says ‘if we are able to move out of the comfort zones of genres, we can find wonders such as the Modern Art Orchestra’s Bartók CD.’