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Bartok: The 3 Piano Concertos / Sándor, Fischer


Release Date: 01/14/1991 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 45835   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Sándor
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

György Sándor; Hungarian State Orchestra/Adam Fischer. Sony Classical SK 45835 [with Concertos Nos. 1 and 2] (recorded 1989)

Sándor gave the world premiere of this concerto in 1946, just a few months after Bartók’s death. His deep knowledge of the composer’s works and special insights into the style make this account indispensable, even if it is not as brilliantly played as some. The pianist is quite free with rhythm and accent in his approach, conveying not the dreamlike, other-worldly atmosphere more than a few interpreters have found in the piece, but something very much of the moment and of this world. There is an astringent joy to the performance that is both refreshing and quite in keeping with
Read more the mood of the composer’s other essays from the last years of his life. Adam Fischer and the Hungarian State Orchestra do a superb job on their end, and the recording, while slightly distant and diffuse, is well balanced and satisfying.

– Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Sándor (Piano)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Sándor (Piano)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 28 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Sándor (Piano)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 21 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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