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Bartok, Lutoslawski / Dennis Russell Davies, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001695702  
Composer:  Béla BartókWitold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraHungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dennis Russell Davies has had a long-running and highly productive association with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra – documented on exceptional ECM recordings of repertoire from Mozart to Kancheli - and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. Here he leads them through spirited performances of Bartók’s “Divertimento”, “Romanian Folk Dances” and “Seven Songs” (on which the orchestra is joined by the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir.) This selection of lively Bartók pieces is viewed through the prism of Wittold Lutosalwaski’s “Musique funčbre”, written in memory of the great Hungarian composer, and first performed on the 10th anniversary of Bartók’s death. It’s an important, and moving, piece (and one which also led to international Read more recognition for Lutoslawski). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Funeral Music by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Poland 
2. Romanian Folkdances for String Orchestra, Sz 68 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Budapest, Hungary 
3. Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary 
4. Two and Three-Part Choruses, Sz 103 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus,  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Budapest, Hungary 

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