Composers Archives: BARTÓK; BELA

bartokmunich

A Charismatic Bartók-Surprise From Munich

After years of wondering why they weren’t asked to do loads of recordings for all the major labels, and still not being satisfie...
BartokTetz

Tetzlaff Aces Bartók’s Violin Concertos

Christian Tetzlaff recorded a superb Second Violin Concerto (with Michael Gielen) for Virgin Classics before his current "Jesus" p...
AmstSinBar

Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s Partially Persuasive Bartók and Brahms

After a number of well-executed renditions of Shostakovich string quartets by Candida Thompson and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, this...
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Big Boxes: Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Complete Sony Recordings

To mark Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 60th birthday year in 2018, Sony/BMG lavishes big box treatment upon the conductor’s complete Sony...
Stokowski-collection

Re-Re-Reissued Stokowski: 20th Century Music

These recordings, originally made by EMI, were previously released in different compilations on CDs that have since gone out of pr...
BartokRobertson

A Boring Bartók Reissue from Robertson and Lyon

Reissue in Harmonia Mundi's "Gold" series does nothing to change this program's mostly uninspiring music making. The sole exceptio...
BartBlue

Historical Gems: Ormandy Conducts Bluebeard’s Castle, And How!

This is a hoot. Who knew that in 1960, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra took a swipe at Bluebeard's Castle for Columb...
Solti

Big Boxes: Solti’s Complete Chicago Recordings–For What They’re Worth

Since this 108-CD set contains the complete Solti/Chicago recordings, there’s no need to discuss its contents disc by disc (than...
BartokTiber

Tiberghien’s Bartók Concludes Impressively

Cédric Tiberghien's fine Bartók piano music cycle for Hyperion faces the stiffest possible competition from Zoltan Kocsis on Phi...
Babin

Major Discoveries: Victor Babin, the Composer

Bartók added an orchestral part to his Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion in order to give him and his wife a virtuoso vehicle ...