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Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin / Dohnanyi


Release Date: 06/09/2010 
Label:  London/Decca Jubilee Catalog #: 425026   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyBéla Bartók
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1977 
2.
Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1977 

Customer Reviews

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 NOT BAD, BUT... December 22, 2014 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "How well do I know Petrouchka! How many times have we played it, first with the New Jersey Symphony and then with the L.A. Phil---let's see, it was over a span of 29 years, and I could have done it in my sleep. I always got the biggest kick out of it, having done it with conductors like Mehta, Salonen, Previn and a few others, good, bad and MNEH. Well, tonight I heard it on Classical Masterpieces, a recording with Chris von Dohnanyi conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. He did his best, but that orchestra---I don't think they're well suited to performing such a vibrant, exciting work. The woodwinds were overbalanced, except for the first flute which was all I could hear; the brass hit more than a few clams, especially the trumpets; and in a few places the tempos were either a little too fast or a little too slow---at the end they hit adagio con schleppo! Poor trumpet players---they were hard put to keep it up. They really should stick with the classics and R. Strauss and the like. Well---at least they got through it. I wish we had recorded it during my tenure with the LA Phil, it would have been spectacular." Report Abuse
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