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BARTÓK, B.: New Series, Vol. 9 - Violin Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2 (Kelemen, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Kocsis)

Composer(s):Bartok, Bela
Artist(s) Kocsis, Zoltan, Conductor • Hungarian National Philharmonic OrchestraKelemen, Barnabas, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue HSACD32509
Label Hungaroton
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 9.99



Review By James Inverne,Gramophone,October 2011

From the first bars, we’re clearly in the hands of a master Bartók interpreter in Zoltán Kocsis. Cunningly, he holds a contrast between the orchestra, who use minimal vibrato, and the ripe sound of Kelemen’s violin, for instance—their acerbity balancing his sweetness. It feels lyrical yet idiomatic. A great recording.

Review By Rob Cowan ,Gramophone,October 2011

Hungarian musicians in a clear frontrunner for the Second Violin Concerto

If you haven’t yet responded to my enthusiasm for Arabella Steinbacher’s Pentatone recording of Bartók’s Second Concerto with the Suisse Romande under Marek Janowski (11/10), hold fire. Not that I retract, but this hot recent rival offers a viewpoint you may well prefer. It also provides, as one of the fill-ups, an alternative version of the concerto’s finale, more showy, orchestrally, than the one we know but, for the closing pages, without the soloist (the familiar revision was Zoltán Székely’s idea).



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