℗ 2010 Chandos
 

Bartók: The Piano Concertos

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda

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Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91  
1.1
I. Allegro moderato
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
8:52
1.2
II. Andante
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
6:24
1.3
III. Allegro molto
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
6:44
Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101  
1.4
I. Allegro
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
9:23
1.5
II. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
12:09
1.6
III. Allegro molto
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
6:13
Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127  
1.7
I. Allegretto
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
7:09
1.8
II. Adagio religioso
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
10:05
1.9
III. [Allegro vivace]
Béla Bartók; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
6:20
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:19
"Editor's Choice ... Bavouzet turns to Bartók with brilliant results ... another exceptional performance ..." - Gramophone "... these performances seemed immediately communicative; immediately right. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic admirably second the sensitivity and strength of the soloist ..." - Fanfare "Five Stars ... Bavouzet relishes the high-octane energy of the outer movements of the first two concertos but through his imaginatively varied use of colour manages to avoid the trap of making Bartók's percussive writing seem too relentless." - BBC Music Magazine Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is joined by conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic on this brilliant recording of Bartók's piano concertos. While Bavouzet is very well known for his interpretations of Ravel and Debussy, his astute musicality and superb technique make his interpretation of Bartók nothing less than spectacular.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester; 9 & 10 December 2009 (Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3) and 1 April 2010 (Piano Concerto No. 2) Recording producers: Brian Pidgeon and Mike George Sound engineer: Stephen Rinker Assistant engineers: Vanessa Nuttall (9 December), Owain Williams (10 December) and Jeremy Oxley (1 April) Editor: Rachel Smith A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy Front cover Artwork by designer Back cover: Photograph of Gianandrea Noseda by Jon Super Design and typesetting Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Amanda Dorr Publishers: Universal Edition (London) Ltd (Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2), Boosey & Hawkes (Piano Concerto No. 3)

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