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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin - Dance Suite - Contrasts (Live)

Yefim Bronfman, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Mark Van De Viel, Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen

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The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73  
1
Introduction - A Bustling City Street
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:28
2
1st Decoy Game
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:39
3
2nd Decoy Game
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:21
4
3rd Decoy Game
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
1:38
5
The Mandarin Enters …
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
7:24
6
The Girl Sinks Down …
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
2:16
7
The Tramps Leap Out …
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
2:32
8
Suddenly the Mandarin's Head Appears Between the Pillows
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:14
9
The Terrified Tramps Discuss How They Are to Get Rid of the Mandarin
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
2:04
10
The Body of the Mandarin Begins to Glow
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
1:49
11
The Mandarin Falls on the Floor
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
2:32
Dance Suite, Sz. 77  
12
I. Moderato
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:34
13
II. Allegro molto
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
2:19
14
III. Allegro vivace
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:07
15
IV. Molto tranquillo
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
3:27
16
V. Commodo – Finale
Béla Bartók; Philharmonia Voices; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen
5:00
Contrasts, Sz. 111  
17
I. Verbunkos
Béla Bartók; Yefim Bronfman; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mark Van De Viel
5:30
18
II. Pihenő
Béla Bartók; Yefim Bronfman; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mark Van De Viel
4:39
19
III. Sebes
Béla Bartók; Yefim Bronfman; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mark Van De Viel
6:50
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:23
"Four Stars ... the now-or-never concert adrenaline is palpable. There’s unflinching attack in the savage pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin, deadpan wit in the gentler Dance Suite and it’s all delivered with that unnervingly meticulous, steely focus that conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gets from the Philharmonia ... I was drawn in by the cool ferocity and steadfast virtuosity of these performances."
- The Guardian

Recorded live in 2011 as part of their critically praised Infernal Dance season, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen explore three works by Bartók: the chamber piece Contrasts and orchestral works Dance Suite and The Miraculous Mandarin. Contrasts is one of the composer's most imaginative forays into the world of chamber music and is his only chamber work involving a woodwind instrument, the clarinet, since the piece was commissioned by the "King of Swing" Benny Goodman.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

The Miraculous Mandarin recorded January 27, 2011 in Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Dance Suite and Contrasts recorded October 27, 2011 in Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Producer: Misha Donat
Recording engineer: Jonathan Stokes, Classic Sound Ltd.
Design: With Relish (for the Philharmonia Orchestra) and Darren Rumney

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