Bartók orchestral music
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Bartók orchestral music by McCabe, John

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Published by British Broadcasting Corporation in London .
Written in English


  • Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementJohn McCabe.
SeriesBBC music guides
LC ClassificationsMT130.B34 M2
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5237661M
ISBN 100563126744
LC Control Number75308553

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The only pity would be that Fischer and his band haven't yet gone on to record the rest of Bartok's orchestral output (even without the concertos, there should be at least three more discs worth of orchestral music if one counts the early works, and three discs of concertante works as well)/5(2). Bartok wrote a handful of orchestral masterpieces that have been recorded by great conductors with virtuoso orchestras. It's hard to get excited about middling good. Alsop's tactic in the Concerto for Orchestra is to back away from the bravura and flash of most readings - and that's a viable approach/5(9). Check out Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12 by Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Pierre Boulez on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on 5/5(1). The vivid orchestral storytelling of Mandarin is offset by one of Bartok's most abstract pieces, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. This is another Bartok masterpiece. Pierre Boulez conducts Bartok's music very well, and this is no exception/5(14).

  Karajan recorded the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra three times and the Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta twice. I haven't heard the other recordings he made of these two famous pieces, but from what I've read, the two performances on this disc are the best ones he did.5/5(4). This double CD contains all of Bela Bartok's Orchestral masterpieces played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti. This includes the Concerto for Orchestra,Music for Strings,percussion and Celesta,the Miraculous Mandarin [in suite form only,without the choir and the original ending],the Divertimento,Hungarian Sketches, Romanian Folk Dances and the Dance Suite/5(35). This later style informs the Concerto for orchestra from and this essentially Hungarian music, modified and assimilated by Bartok, is given an intensely Hungarian delivery by these musicians. There is a natural ebb and flow about the phrasing that seems to be utterly natural to these musicians in a way that eludes other fine performances.5/5(6). Bartok wrote this work at the end of his life and it is generally an easier piece to listen to than many of his earlier works such as his first two piano concertos for example. It is nevertheless a complex work full of instrumental detail/5(7).

The ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ (of ) is a sort of look back on Bartok’s musical life - with an opening and elegy reminiscent of his early opera ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’, the fourth movement contains more lyrical, pastoral folk music, while the finale is an exhilirating allegro - Then again, is there any other classical composer who wrote music with such lively flighty dynamism?/5(6). Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited With the purchase of a CD or Vinyl record dispatched from and sold by Amazon, you get 90 days free access to the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual plan. After your purchase, you will receive an email with further information. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more/5(2). Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Divertimento & Dance Suite. RCA: Buy CD or download online. NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi. Check out Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Dance Suite; The Miraculous Mandarin by London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon /5(4).