Bartok Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3 180g LP
Bartok Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3 180g LP

Bartok Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3 180g LP

Geza Anda

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SKU:
DGR-138111
UPC:
4260019714756
180g Virgin Vinyl High Quality Pressing!
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering!


Bartók wanted his Second Piano Concerto to be understood as a contrast to his harsh and – for the orchestra – extremely difficult First Piano Concerto. But notwithstanding its more easily understandable theme, this work too was composed using strict classical sonata form. With a bright atmosphere, fired on by the sound of trumpets, the theme of the first movement forges ahead and sets the course for the whole work. Lively exuberance and a committed interplay between the soloist and orchestra result in a work that is wholly positive throughout and which remains full of energy yet bell-like and accessible right up to the final movement.

Bartok composed his third and final piano concerto in the year of his death –1945. However, the work in no way possesses a mood of demise but breathes a worldly-wise, cheerful, and mellowed atmosphere. Delightfully audible melodies, with a chorale-like grandeur in the middle movement, are woven into a rhythmically lively but well-rounded and flowing movement structure.

With these two piano concertos, Géza Anda and the RSO Berlin led by the legendary Ferenc Fricsay, complete their great artistic achievement, which began with the recording of Bartók’s Rhapsody op. 1 and his First Piano Concerto (DGR-138708). For anyone who possesses just one of these two LPs, the other is absolutely essential.

"Concerto No. 3, Bartok's last work, was written in 1945, when the composer was terminally ill with leukemia. A parting gift to his pianist wife, it's surprisingly relaxed and untroubled, and Anda gives a warmly affectionate performance." Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics.

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Geza Anda, piano
Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Ferenc Fricsay, conductor

Selections:
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Piano Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra

1.Satz: Allegro
2. Satz: Adagio - Presto - Adagio
3. Satz: Allegro molto

Piano Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra
1. Satz: Allegretto
2. Satz: Andante religioso attacca
3. Satz: Allegro vivace

Recording: September 1959 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by Werner Wolf
Description
180g Virgin Vinyl High Quality Pressing!
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering!


Bartók wanted his Second Piano Concerto to be understood as a contrast to his harsh and – for the orchestra – extremely difficult First Piano Concerto. But notwithstanding its more easily understandable theme, this work too was composed using strict classical sonata form. With a bright atmosphere, fired on by the sound of trumpets, the theme of the first movement forges ahead and sets the course for the whole work. Lively exuberance and a committed interplay between the soloist and orchestra result in a work that is wholly positive throughout and which remains full of energy yet bell-like and accessible right up to the final movement.

Bartok composed his third and final piano concerto in the year of his death –1945. However, the work in no way possesses a mood of demise but breathes a worldly-wise, cheerful, and mellowed atmosphere. Delightfully audible melodies, with a chorale-like grandeur in the middle movement, are woven into a rhythmically lively but well-rounded and flowing movement structure.

With these two piano concertos, Géza Anda and the RSO Berlin led by the legendary Ferenc Fricsay, complete their great artistic achievement, which began with the recording of Bartók’s Rhapsody op. 1 and his First Piano Concerto (DGR-138708). For anyone who possesses just one of these two LPs, the other is absolutely essential.

"Concerto No. 3, Bartok's last work, was written in 1945, when the composer was terminally ill with leukemia. A parting gift to his pianist wife, it's surprisingly relaxed and untroubled, and Anda gives a warmly affectionate performance." Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics.

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Geza Anda, piano
Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Ferenc Fricsay, conductor

Selections:
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Piano Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra

1.Satz: Allegro
2. Satz: Adagio - Presto - Adagio
3. Satz: Allegro molto

Piano Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra
1. Satz: Allegretto
2. Satz: Andante religioso attacca
3. Satz: Allegro vivace

Recording: September 1959 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by Werner Wolf
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Geza Anda
Title
Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 3
Composer
Bartok
Additional Artists
Ferenc Fricsay, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-27-2015
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-19-2015
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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