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Musique funèbre: Witold Lutosławski - Béla Bartók

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies

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1.1
Musique funèbre
Witold Lutoslawski; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies
13:55
1.2
Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76 (trans. for String Orchestra by Arthur Willner)
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies
6:26
Divertimento For Strings, BB 118  
1.3
Allegro non troppo
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies
9:03
1.4
Molto adagio
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies
9:48
1.5
Allegro assai
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies
7:32
27 Two And Three-Part Choruses, BB 111  
1.6
Hussar
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
1:43
1.7
Don't Leave Here!
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
1:47
1.8
Loafer's Song
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
0:46
1.9
Wandering
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
2:31
1.10
Bread-Baking
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
2:21
1.11
Only Tell Me
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
3:23
1.12
Jeering
Béla Bartók; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Dennis Russell Davies; Childrens Choir Of Hungarian Radio & TV
1:30
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Total Playing Time    60:45
"Superbly performed and recorded ... startling clarity and needle-sharp accuracy under Dennis Russell Davies’s directorship."
- MusicWeb International

"Four Stars ... this intelligent and satisfying programme features three contrasting miniature masterpieces by Bartók ... (a) searing performance ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Dennis Russell Davies elicits finely judged and very refined performances ... their measured account of Lutosławski's Funeral Music is deeply felt and, while not displacing the composer's own, gets to the heart of the matter ... well worth investigating."
- Gramophone

Dennis Russell Davies, who has enjoyed a long-running and highly productive association with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, leads these spirited performances which include Bartók’s Seven Songs, showcasing the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir. This selection of lively Bartók pieces is viewed through the prism of Wittold Lutosławski's Musique funèbre, written in memory of the great Hungarian composer and first performed on the 10th anniversary of Bartók’s death. It’s an important and moving piece, which also led to international recognition for Lutosławski.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded May 2004 and February 2010 Liederhalle, Stuttgart
Tonmeister: Peter Laenger
Cover Photo: Eberhard Ross
Liner Photos: Peter Laenger (2/3, 27), akg-images / De Agostini Picture Lib. (16), Betty Freeman, Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives (17)
Design: Sascha Kleis
Executive producer: Manfred Eicher

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