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Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Concert Music; Bartok / Ormandy


Release Date: 01/11/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 86095   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Paul HindemithBéla Bartók
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"...the playing of the Philadelphia Orchestra is beyond praise, it has great flair and controlled virtuosity. The Concert Music, with its cleverly inventive interplay of texture, is even more neo-classical in inspiration with many of the elements of the concerto grosso, yet its slightly severe harmonic modernity gives it a distinct personal flavour. Again, the Philadelphia playing is committed and rich in timbre, while in both works the sound is full-bodied and brilliant, without glare; the Old Met where the 1979 recording was made offers more agreeable acoustics than some of the more recent EMI recordings made in Philadelphia." - GRAMOPHONE
From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"...the playing of the Philadelphia Orchestra is beyond praise, it has great flair and controlled virtuosity. The Concert Music, with its cleverly inventive interplay of texture, is even more neo-classical in inspiration with many of the elements of the concerto grosso, yet its slightly severe harmonic modernity gives it a distinct personal flavour. Again, the Philadelphia playing is committed and rich in timbre, while in both works the sound is full-bodied and brilliant, without glare; the Old Met where the 1979 recording was made offers more agreeable acoustics than some of the more recent EMI recordings made in Philadelphia." - GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
2. Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73: Suite by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919-1927; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: Composition written: Budapest, Hungary (1919 - 1927). 
3. Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Op. 50 by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 

Sound Samples

Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (2004 Digital Remaster): II. 'Turandot' , Scherzo (Moderato/Lebhaft)
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (2004 Digital Remaster): III . Andantino
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (2004 Digital Remaster): IV. March
Concert Music for Strings & Brass Op. 50 (1979 Digital Remaster): I. Mässig schnell, mit Kraft - Sehr breit, aber stets fliessend
Concert Music for Strings & Brass Op. 50 (1979 Digital Remaster): II. Lebhaft - Langsam - Im ersten Zeitmass (Lebhaft)
The Miraculous Mandarin - Suite Op. 19 (1979 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

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 uiaeua.d April 19, 2013 By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews "This 'Mandarin' is more grandiloquent and prettier than the spare and dramatic performance by Solti/Chicago (on LP) which i prefer." Report Abuse
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