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Bartok: Piano Concertos, Violin Concertos


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 473271   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyKyung-Wha Chung
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir George Solti was renowned as a Bartok specialist and made many award-winning recordings over the years as both a conductor and an instrumentalist. Here two of his formally best-selling full-priced recordings are combined for an outstanding value. Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is in top form breezing through these often harrowing virtuosic concerti like a force of nature. The youthful Kyung Wha Chung likewise delivers vital passionate performances of the composer's two stirring violin concertos. Decca's sound is also state of the art. Sir George Solti was renowned as a Bartok specialist and made many award-winning recordings over the years as both a conductor and an instrumentalist. Here two of his formally best-selling full-priced recordings are combined for an outstanding value. Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is in top form breezing through these often harrowing virtuosic concerti like a force of nature. The youthful Kyung Wha Chung likewise delivers vital passionate performances of the composer's two stirring violin concertos. Decca's sound is also state of the art. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Budapest, Hungary 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary 

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