Composers Archives: BARTÓK; BELA

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These recordings, originally made by EMI, were previously released in different compilations on CDs that have since gone out of pr...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

Reference Recording: Kocsis Offers The Bartók Solo Piano Bible

To those who've despaired of piecing together Zoltán Kocsis' unprecedented solo Bartók cycle from various deleted single-disc re...

Reference Recording: Bartók’s First PC and MSPC

Zoltán Kocsis' Bartók piano concertos with Iván Fischer are probably the finest modern versions available. This recording of th...
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Big Boxes/Richter Redux: The Complete Warner Recordings

Back in 2008 EMI Icon brought out a complete edition of pianist Sviatoslav Richter’s recordings for the label on 14 CDs. Fast fo...