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BARTOK, B.: Divertimento / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / Romanian Folk Dances (Les Violons du Roy, Zeitouni)

Composer(s):Bartok, Bela
Artist(s) Zeitouni, Jean-Marie, Conductor • Violons du Roy, Les, Ensemble • Violons du Roy, Les
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue ACD22576
Label ATMA Classique
Quality   320kbps
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A great album for Bartok lovers
Review By KA114190,February 2014

The divertimento and the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta come across as everything the composer could have desired...(the nocturne from the latter needed to be a little lighter in the forte sections.)

Unfortunately, the six Romanian Folk Dances don't really suit the ensemble... they come across as heavy-handed... a bit like congealed pasta...

This listener would like to hear these exquisite miniatures arranged for piano trio.. If no such arrangement exists, this listener would be happy to make such an arrangement provided someone is willing to perform it...congealed. On the whole though the performers have taken the works seriously and cannot be faulted.


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