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Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra; Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta

Solti / Chicago Symphony Orch.
Release Date: 12/11/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001752602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The most breathtaking passage for demonstration in this brilliant account of the Concerto for Orchestra comes at the beginning of the coda in the finale... You might feel that for realism it makes itself too apparent, but it is a sound such as I have never heard reproduced before through loudspeakers... As for the performances they may not have quite the sparkle and point which marked those which Solti recorded with the LSO in a similar coupling 16 years earlier, but they have an authentic Hungarian bite and point which alongside Chicago virtuosity is unbeatable.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [3/1983]
reviewing the original CD release of this title
The most breathtaking passage for demonstration in this brilliant account of the Concerto for Orchestra comes at the beginning of the coda in the finale... You might feel that for realism it makes itself too apparent, but it is a sound such as I have never heard reproduced before through loudspeakers... As for the performances they may not have quite the sparkle and point which marked those which Solti recorded with the LSO in a similar coupling 16 years earlier, but they have an authentic Hungarian bite and point which alongside Chicago virtuosity is unbeatable.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [3/1983]
reviewing the original CD release of this title
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
2. Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Budapest, Hungary 
3. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Budapest, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: 5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 1. Moderato
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 2. Allegro molto
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 3. Allegro vivace
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 4. Molto tranquillo
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 5. Comodo
Dance Suite, Sz. 77: 6. Finale (Allegro)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: 1. Andante tranquillo
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: 2. Allegro
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: 3. Adagio
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: 4. Allegro molto

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