Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches ()

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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner (conductor)
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  1. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123
  2. Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114
  3. Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek), for orchestra, Sz. 97, BB 103
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Fritz Reiner's friendship with Béla Bartók must be considered an important factor in the creation of these legendary recordings. Koussevitsky's famous commission for the Concerto for orchestra was due in large part to Reiner's advocacy, and he was among the first conductors to both perform and record this masterpiece. Beyond this, Reiner's great sympathy for his friend's work extends to the care and attention to detail he gave to the works included here. For all its virtuosity, the concerto is structurally symphonic, and ...

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches 1993, RCA Victor

UPC: 090266150427

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