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Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin, Pieces For Orchestra / Boulez, New York PO


Release Date: 12/13/1991 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 45837   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicCamerata SingersSchola Cantorum New York
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the complete Mandarin, Boulez is still the safest bet.

-- Gramophone [10/1993]

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It is nothing less than intriguing to find Pierre Boulez's whole interpretative personality significantly modified—at least on the evidence of this disc—by contact with the orchestra which for so many years Leonard Bernstein directed. Granted that two of Bartok's more abrasive works can never sound exactly gentle, these are interpretations that so far from following the pattern of diamond precision and emotional austerity we associate with Boulez in Britain, lean towards romantic expressiveness.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [1/1973, reviewing Miraculous
Read more Mandarin on LP, CBS 73031]
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Works on This Recording

1. Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912/1921; Budapest, Hungary 
2. Three Village Scenes, Sz 79 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers,  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
3. Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum New York,  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Budapest, Hungary 
Language: Hungarian 

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