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Bartok: The Piano Concertos - Hélène Grimaud (piano); Krystian Zimerman (piano); Leif Ove Andsnes (piano); Pierre Boulez (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in A major, Sz. 83, BB 91
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101
  3. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127 (completed by Tibor Serly)
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What a brilliant idea: having Pierre Boulez record Bartók's Piano Concertos (3) with three different soloists and three different orchestra. That way, each work has its own sound and identity with the only constants being the composer and the conductor. In Bartók's Concerto No. 1, Boulez welds Krystian Zimerman's graceful intensity and the Chicago Symphony's aggressive sonority into a coruscating whole. In Bartók's Concerto No. 2, Boulez fuses Leif Ove Andsnes' unyielding virtuosity and the Berlin Philharmonic's aggressive ...

Bartok: The Piano Concertos 2005, Deutsche Grammophon

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