June de Toth | Bartok Solo Piano Works, Volume 1

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Bartok Solo Piano Works, Volume 1

by June de Toth

"June de Toth is the best musician sent to us from the States." Jornal Do Noticias (Lisbon, Portugal) "She gave a clear vision of the eternity of the great Gods of music." Le Guide du Concert et du Disque (Paris, France) "Bartók's Third Piano Concerto
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1. Seven Sketches: Portrait of a Girl
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2. See-saw, Dickory Daw
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3. Lento
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4. Non Troppo Lento
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5. Roumanian Folk Melody
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6. In Walachian Style
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7. Poco Lento
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8. Sonata 1926: Allegro Moderato
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9. Sostenuto E Pesante
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10. Allegro Molto
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11. Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances: Four Old Tunes
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12. Scherzo
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13. Ballad
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14. Nine Old Dance Tunes
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15. Four Dirges: Adagio
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16. Andante
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17. Poco Lento
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18. Assai Andante
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19. Allegro Barbaro
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June de Toth won two major European piano competitions, resulting in scholarships to the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Her teachers included Rudolf Firkusny, Friedrich Gulda, Carlo Zecchi, and Kurt Leimer (nephew of Karl Leimer, the acclaimed pedagogue of Walter Gieseking).

She was also awarded First Place in the International Piano Concerto competition in Salzburg, which resulted in a highly coveted debut performance with the Mozarteum Orchestra, playing the Brahms Piano Concerto in B-flat.

The appearance, a critically acclaimed triumph, led to recitals in Italy, France, Yugoslavia, Spain and Portugal, where critics hailed her as "the best musician sent to us from the States."

She has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras in Portugal, Italy, and (former) Yugoslavia; and in the United States with the Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Sun City, Detroit Women's, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.

She made her television debut on PBS-TV in 1991 with an "All Mozart" recital. A full color professionally recorded video tape of this performance is available from Eroica Classical Recordings on the ordering page.

Hungarian-American pianist June de Toth has championed the piano music of Bela Bartok throughout a critically acclaimed concert career in the United States and Europe.

She has recently released Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of Bartok's Solo Piano Works on the Eroica label, the first of 7 Volumes in progress. She will be the first woman to record the complete solo piano works.

In October, 1995, she performed an "All Bartok" recital at the Bartok Memorial House in Budapest, Hungary. She was the only American artist invited by the Hungarian government to take part in this 6-week International Festival of Bartok's works, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death.

She also performed Bartok's music in previous appearances on the European national radio networks of Portugal and Yugoslavia.

She featured his "15 Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances" in her premiere recording on the Da Vinci label of RCA Victor Red Seal Records.

In her Town Hall debut, she presented the first public "All Bartok" recital in New York City, which was attended by Bartok's son, Peter.

Her Carnegie Hall debut featured Bartok's "Sonata 1926."

She won rave reviews for her performance of Bartok's Third Piano Concerto with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.

She performed "All Bartok" recitals at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, the University of New Mexico, and the 25th Anniversary concert series of St. John's College in Santa Fe.

June de Toth's interpretation of Bartók's solo piano music is decidedly her own. She expresses a lyrical and romantic vision of his early poetic works, which were very much influenced by the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy. Her playing also emphasizes the melodic beauty of the Hungarian and other Eastern European folk songs which Bartók wove so masterfully into his compositions.

June de Toth is currently a resident of the culturally rich city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, home of the Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.


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