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Bartok, Lutoslawski: Concertos for Orchestra / Dohnányi

Release Date: 02/13/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425694   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla BartókWitold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cleveland Orchestra/Christoph von Dohnányi. London 425 694-2 [Concerto for Orchestra and Lutos?awski: Concerto for Orchestra] (recorded 1988-89)

Christoph von Dohnányi comes by his affinity for Hungarian music naturally enough as the grandson of composer Ernst von Dohnányi (who, incidentally, signed Bartók’s diploma,) and his solid, weighty account of the Concerto for Orchestra has plenty of undertow. While the Introduction and Game of Pairs come off sounding a bit deliberate, there is still plenty of energy and focus to the reading. The Cleveland Orchestra plays with superb discipline and thrilling virtuosity—at the time probably no other orchestra in the world could match its combination of
Read more knife-edge attacks in the brass, evocative solo wind playing, and glowing string sonority. The disc is very well recorded. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 37 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1989 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 17 Minutes 25 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Concerto for Orchestra: 1. Intrada: Allegro Maestoso
Concerto for Orchestra: 2. Capriccio notturno e Arioso: Vivace - Stesso movi- mento
Concerto for Orchestra: 3. Passacaglia, Toccata e Corale: Andante con moto - Allegro giusto - Molto allegro - Presto

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