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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop

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"If the ability of a performance to raise the hair on your arms and the nape of your neck is one measure of success, Alsop’s with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra succeeds brilliantly. A fine, fine effort and strongly recommended."
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Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116  
1
I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
9:54
2
II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
6:40
3
III. Elegia: Andante non troppo
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
7:32
4
IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
4:16
5
V. Finale: Presto
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
9:36
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114  
6
I. Andante tranquillo
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
7:16
7
II. Allegro
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
7:40
8
III. Adagio
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
7:35
9
IV. Allegro molto
Béla Bartók; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
6:58
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:27
"... a practical Bartók primer ... well played, persuasively interpreted and nicely recorded ... a credible starting point for those wanting to dip a toe into Bartókian waters."
- Gramophone

"This muscular and thrilling recording amply demonstrates why Marin Alsop is such a sought after conductor and why the Baltimore Symphony is so highly thought of all over the world."
- MusicWeb International

Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on this performance of Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, recognized as one of the composer's greatest works. The orchestra rises to the challenge of this concerto, which is not only a brilliant display vehicle for each instrumental section but also a work of considerable structural ingenuity that unites classical forms and sonorities with folk rhythms and harmonies. The other work on this programme, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta explores darker moods.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

*Recorded in PCM 88.2 kHz / 24-bit.
Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit, 5.6448 MHz / 1-bit

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system.

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