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Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Orchestral Works / Dorati


Release Date: 11/09/2004 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 4756255   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Béla BartókAlban Berg
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinMihaly SzékelyHelga PilarczykOlga Szönyi
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia HungaricaBBC Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set presents Bartók’s major orchestral works, along with a riveting performance of the Second Violin Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin, and the composer’s only opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. These legendary recordings are under the musical direction of the great Hungarian conductor and champion of Bartók, Antal Dorati.

The Mercury Living Presence recordings have achieved legendary status for their outstanding sound quality and roster of famous artists in both core repertory and less well-known music. As well as a wide variety of Central European music, Mercury Living Presence achieved distinction for the wealth of American music that appeared on the label. These sets make these justly celebrated recordings available
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1962 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 37 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Portraits (2) for Orchestra, Op. 5/Sz 37 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1911; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
Length: 13 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (06/10/1958 - 06/11/1958) 
4.
Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Watford Town Hall, London, England (07/08/1964 - 07/09/1964) 
5.
Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Watford Town Hall, London, England (07/08/1964 - 07/09/1964) 
6.
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1960 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Wooden Prince, Op. 13/Sz 60 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 47 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Watford Town Hall, London, England (06/24/1964 - 06/25/1964) 
8.
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Wembley Town Hall, London, England (06/05/1960 - 06/06/1960) 
9.
Concerto for Violin no 2, Sz 112 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/17/1957 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 35 Minutes 46 Secs. 
10.
Suite for Orchestra no 2, Op. 4/Sz 34 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1907; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/22/1955 
Venue:  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 
Length: 32 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11.
Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Mihaly Székely (Bass Baritone), Helga Pilarczyk (Soprano), Olga Szönyi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1918; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 52 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Watford Town Hall, London, England (07/19/1962 - 07/21/1962) 
12.
Bruchstücke (3) aus "Wozzeck" by Alban Berg
Performer:  Olga Szönyi (Soprano), Helga Pilarczyk (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/19/1961 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 4, no 117, Bourrée by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (06/10/1958 - 06/11/1958) 
14.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6, no 142, From the Diary of a Fly by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (06/10/1958 - 06/11/1958) 

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