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BARTOK, B.: Miraculous Mandarin (The) / Concerto for Orchestra (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Composer(s)Bartok, Bela
Artist(s) Seattle Symphony Chorale, Choir • Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletConcertos
Catalogue 8.571201
Label / Series Naxos / Seattle Symphony Collection
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

With its bizarre story of moral corruption and violence, Béla Bartók’s final stage work, The Miraculous Mandarin, was banned after the first performance in 1926. Richly scored, it has a breathtakingly rapid pace, its nightmarish scenes depicted with vibrant and graphic musical intensity. The Concerto for Orchestra is one of Bartók’s last works and one of his best known and most accessible creations. Each of the five movements plays its own rôle, but the overriding message is a potently expressive affirmation of life.

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BARTOK, B.: Miraculous Mandarin (The) / Concerto for Orchestra (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) 1:07:56   
  A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82              
      Opening – The girl and three tramps 3:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      First seduction game: the shabby old rake 3:32    0.99   Add to cart  
      Second seduction game: the young student 3:05    0.99   Add to cart  
      Third seduction game 1:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      The Mandarin enters and remains immobile in the doorway 2:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      The girl begins a hesitant dance… 5:40    1.59   Add to cart  
      The Mandarin stumbles – the chase becomes even more passionate 0:40    0.99   Add to cart  
      The three tramps leap out, seize the Mandarin and tear him away from the girl 1:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows and he looks longingly at the girl 3:19    0.99   Add to cart  
      The terrified tramps discuss how they are to get rid of the Mandarin 1:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light 1:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      She resists no longer – they embrace 2:01    0.99   Add to cart  
  Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123              
      I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace 9:45    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando 6:10    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Elegia: Andante non troppo 7:47    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto 4:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Finale: Presto 9:17    1.59   Add to cart  
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