Bartók - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Concerto For Orchestra / Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta mp3 album
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. Alsop's tactic in the Concerto for Orchestra is to back away from the bravura and flash of most readings - and that's a viable approach. The result is unusually low key, ad since Naxos' recording doesn't throw us into the middle of the orchestra, the reading seems even more low key. But there were times n every movement that low key turned to slack as the rhythmic edges were smoothed out. For all the nice atmospheric touches, especially in the night music that begins the third movement, my attention wandered.
2012: Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; Concerto for Orchestra (Naxos). 2012: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Titan (Naxos). 1999 : Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, op. 61; Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion, Hilary Hahn, violin (Sony Classical). 1998: John Tavener: The Protecting Veil; Wake U. nd Die, Yo-Yo Ma, cello (Sony Classical). 1997: Gershwin: Concerto in F; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, Hélène Grimaud, piano (Erato Records).
The Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123, is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943 The score is inscribed "15 August – 8 October 1943". It was premiered on December 1, 1944, in Symphony Hall, Boston, by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky It is perhaps the best-known of a number of pieces that have the apparently contradictory title Concerto for Orchestra. In 2012, Naxos Records released a recording with Marin Alsop conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in addition to Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. Digital recording References. a b c d e f Cooper, David (1996). Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, one of his greatest works, was written in the United States after the composer was forced to flee Hungary during World War II. It is not only a brilliant display vehicle for each instrumental section but a work of considerable structural ingenuity that unites classical forms and sonorities with the pungency of folk rhythms and harmonies. Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have a synergy which has made their Dvořák symphonic recordings sound ‘as fresh as when Dvořák put pen to paper’ (BBC Music Magazine on the Symphonies 7 and 8, NBD0010). Of Dvořák’s New World Symphony (8570714) BBC Music Magazine also wrote, ‘it is rare to be able to say that a performance forces one to listen to a work anew, but this is exactly what Alsop’s reading achieves.
Allegretto scherzando. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop. 3. Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: III. Elegia. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114: I. Andante tranquillo. 7. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114: II. Allegro. 8. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114: III.
Concerto For Orchestra, BB 123 (1943). Conductor – Marin Alsop. Cover – Brad Rickerby. Orchestra – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Producer – Steven Epstein. 1) Total playing time - 67:27.
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 1 I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace 9:54 2 II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando 6:40 3 III. Elegia: Andante non troppo 7:32 4 IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto 4:16 5 V. Finale: Presto 9:36 Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114 6 I. Andante tranquillo 7:16 7 II. Allegro 7:40 8 III. Adagio 7:35 9 IV. Allegro molto 6:58. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop Conductor.
Marin Alsop has already recorded Bartók's two ballet scores, The Miraculous Mandarin and The Wooden Prince, as well as his only opera, Bluebeard's Castle, for Naxos, with the Bournemouth Symphony. But perhaps it's appropriate that she should record his best known orchestral work, the Concerto for Orchestra, with the Baltimore Symphony, for the work was written for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which first performed it in 1944.
|Concerto For Orchestra, BB 123||(37:57)|
|1||I. Introduzione: Andante Non Troppo - Allegro Vivace||9:54|
|2||II. Giuoco Della Coppie: Allegretto Scherzando||6:40|
|3||III. Elegia: Andante Non Troppo||7:32|
|4||IV. Intermezzo Interrotto: Allegretto||4:16|
|5||V. Finale: Presto||9:36|
|Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta, BB 114||(29:29)|
|6||I. Andante Tranquillo||7:16|
|9||IV. Allegro Molto||6:58|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Naxos Rights International Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Naxos Rights International Ltd.
- Recorded At – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
- Booklet Editor – Keith Anderson
- Composed By – Béla Bartók
- Conductor – Marin Alsop
- Cover – Brad Rickerby
- Engineer, Editor – Richard King
- Orchestra – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- Producer – Steven Epstein*
NotesTotal playing time - 67:27.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2 - 4 October 2009 (tracks 1 - 5) and on 3, 4, and 6 June 2010 (tracks 6 - 9).
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