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Title of the work

CAP-KO (dedicated to Béla Bartók)


Original / Hungarian title
CAP-KO (dedicated to Béla Bartók)
Foreign language / English title
CAP-KO (dedicated to Béla Bartók)
Concerto for acoustic piano, keyboard and orchestra
to Béla Bartók
Year of composition

pf. Steinway Model D (anche keyb. Roland KR 17 or a more current midi piano) solo - 2 fl., 2 ob. (II anche, 2 cl., cl.b., sax.s. (anche sax.a.,, 2 fg. (II anche cfg.) - 2 cor., 2 tr., 2 trb., 2 tuba - perc. (3 esec. - I: tmb.picc.c.c., tmb.picc.s.c., ptto., ptto. china, gr.c., sonagli, bongo, tam-tam, 2 metal bl. [As - d], African bean rattle; II: tmb.picc.c.c., tmb.picc.s.c., ptto., ptto. china, 2 tom-tom, tambourine, gong [d], 2 metal bl. [G - des], 3 crot. [b´´´- h´´´- c´´´´], trg., Ocean Drum, African bean rattle; III: tmb.picc.c.c., tmb.picc.s.c., ptto., ptto. china, 2 bongo, sonagli, gong [C], 2 metal bl., crot. [f´´´], trg., African bean rattle, 2 ptto. china) - cel. (anche keyboard controll) - strings: 10 vl. 1, 8 vl. 2, 6 vla., 6 vlc., 4 cb.
20 min

Movements, parts
1. First Movement
2. Second Movement
3. Third Movement
4. Fourth Movement ("Bartók crosses the Ocean")
5. Fifth Movement

Commissioned by
Musica Viva München; Co-commission: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orch. Phil. Radio France, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of Béla Bartók´s 125th birthday (25 March 2006)
Premiere information
26 January 2006, BR musica viva, Herkulessaal, München; Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pf., keyb.), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Eötvös (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Edition Schott Music Mainz © 2005, 51980 (On hire)
Available here!
BMC CD 170, 2014 - Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pf., keyb.), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Göteborgs Symfoniker), Péter Eötvös (cond.)
NEOS 10705, 2007 - Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pf./keyb.), Paul Jeukendrup (digital-piano programming), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Péter Eötvös (cond.)
Remarks, other info
(C)oncerto for (A)coustic (P)iano, (K)eyboard and (O)rchestra

See version with piano reduction for the second pianist: Sonata per sei (2006)

See also the fully acoustic version:
Konzert für zwei Klaviere (2007)

Withdrawn by the composer



Title Publisher
BMC Records