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Bartók: Piano Concertos No 1-3 / Kovacevich, Davis, Bbc So


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000994002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Kovacevich’s incisive approach in the piano concertos, effectively balanced by Davis’s handling of Bartók’s colourful scores, creates a compelling blend of excitement and mystery." – BBC Music Magazine, reviewing an earlier release of this recording "Kovacevich’s incisive approach in the piano concertos, effectively balanced by Davis’s handling of Bartók’s colourful scores, creates a compelling blend of excitement and mystery." – BBC Music Magazine, reviewing an earlier release of this recording Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83: 1. Allegro moderato - Allegro
Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83: 2. Andante
Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83: 3. Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95: 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95: 2. Adagio - Piů adagio - Presto
Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95: 3. Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119: 1. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119: 2. Adagio religioso
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119: 3. Allegro vivace

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