Sunday, November 20, 2016

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta 3 – Adagio

We continue with Bartók's "Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta"; today's post is the third movement, the Adagio. One interesting part of the Adagio is the opening xylophone solo, apparently based on the Fibonacci sequence; it employs the rhythm 1:2:3:5:8:5:3:2:1, though of course in this case the sequence mirrors itself, as it works by subtraction after reaching the number eight. For more about this composition, please see the AllMusic entry &/or the Wikipedia page.

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
Xylophone (model Antonko AXF-09), marimba (model Antonko AMC-12)
11 November 2008 by Vassia Atanassova - Spiritia, who publishes it under the following licenses:
GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License; & the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.    

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