June De Toth, Bartok: Complete Mikrokosmos

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

June De Toth, as devoted a performer of Bartók as the United States is likely to produce, has recorded Bartók's suite of perversely simple pieces, which look so crystalline on the page and sound so charming when well played but drive students demented with their irregular meters, tart dissonances and crossing voices. This, children, is how it is supposed to sound.