Cantata profana

Béla Bartók

Cantata profana

Sz. 94, BB100

About this work...

Little is known about the evolution of this powerful cantata. Bartók, an inveterate collector, arranger, and borrower of folk music, based this choral work on a Rumanian folk ballad, and translated the text himself into Hungarian. Many forget that the composer was born in a town in Hungary (Nagyszentmiklos) that is now... read more

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