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Classics - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra; Janacek


Release Date: 10/22/2002 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80174   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla BartókLeos Janácek
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1988 
Venue:  Royce Auditorium, UCLA 
Length: 37 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1988 
Venue:  Royce Auditorium, UCLA 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Previn again a success August 23, 2012 By S. Livingston (Peabody, MA) See All My Reviews "I could never understand why this recording does not get more recognition? The sound on the recording by Telarc is excellent, the tempos are excellent, the playing of the orchestra is truly outstanding, the interpretation is second to none that I have heard of this piece. Because the recorded sound is so good, you are really aware of the volume level meaning diminuendos, individual instruments making music, meaning truly interpreting the individual lines, the blend of the instruments is excellent. The string basses stand out where they need to be heard, which adds to especially the needed contrast in the second movement with the dark sonority of the piece versus the lightness in contrast to the basses. In so many recordings the basses are there but are not given a full round pitch definition. Percussion is easily heard and certainly well integrated into the piece, but with real definition and depth of sound. The interpretation of each movement is excellently put forth by Previn. He has a real feel for these large orchestral pieces, such as the Holst "The Planets". This recording gets my highest recommendation because of the sound, interpretation, and orchestral playing being on an inspired level of performance. You can tell Previn and the orchestra are really playing this piece with the kind of verve and intensity that it deserves. In addition, if you love brass playing, the Janacek is extremely well played, and the low brass is wonderful to hear on this recording. Once again, Telarc has put out a great recording, do not miss this if you enjoy quality music and great performances. " Report Abuse
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