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Bartok & Kodaly: Concertos for Orchestra / Hrusa, Berlin Radio Symphony


Release Date: 05/18/2018 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186626  
Composer:  Zoltán KodályBéla Bartók
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Exuberant, colorful and edgy concertos for orchestra by Bartók and Kodály are brought together in spirited and vivid performances from the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by the podium sensation Jakub Hruša on this PENTATONE release. Bartók’s landmark Concerto for Orchestra is not only a thrilling orchestral tour de force; it’s also a striking and deeply expressive work which effortlessly assimilates Hungarian folk melodies and rhythms in its compelling and polished score. At times brooding and mysterious, it’s Bartók’s most popular and uplifting work, and it ends in a flurry of high spirits. With its lush and vivid orchestration and a healthy rhythmic swagger, Kodály’s lesser-known Concerto for Read more Orchestra is a captivating and buoyant work. Inspired by the Baroque concerto grosso but updated with a romantic sensibility, the result is a sure-footed, rousing and energetic showpiece for orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Orchestra by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 

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