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Quote from: tjguitar on October 27, 2008, 04:30:53 PMGood to see a Bartok thread. I saw Salonen's recording of The Concerto for Orchestra the other day? Is it a good one?
Quote from: jowcol on December 26, 2008, 11:59:17 AMBumping this thread was well...My standout favorite has to be the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste. The fugue in the opening movement simply kills me. I'm also fond of the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Concerto for Orchestra is an obvious choice-- for good reason. I'm also fond of all of the Piano Concerti-- the middle movement of his Second has some of of my favorite examples of his "night music".
Quote from: Bu on December 26, 2008, 01:15:10 PMI recently purchased his SQ performed by the Vermeer on Naxos as a way to get familiar with the pieces. I've heard there are better renditions out there, but the price was good and at first listening it sounds like a keeper.
Quote from: tanuki on December 26, 2008, 05:20:50 PMIs the Concerto for Orchestra a good piece for people who are listening to Bartók for the first time?
Quote from: tanuki on December 26, 2008, 05:20:50 PMIs the Concerto for Orchestra a good piece for people who are listening to Bartók for the first time? I've listened to it a few times, but I'm having an extremely hard time keeping focused. My mind drifts away after the first movement and comes back in the fifth with that nice folk-ish tune, and I feel like I've never listened to the middle movements...
Quote from: Ugh! on December 27, 2008, 06:27:51 AM. . . and if you are looking for fury: The Miraculous Mandarin.
Quote from: stress.in.jaw on December 29, 2008, 11:13:35 PMnice to see a mention of the 4th quartet. the last movement is so incredibly intense. i've got several recordings but my favorite is the one by the emerson string quartet. i've gotten so used to it that i found a youtube recording of some quartet playing the last movement at a slower speed and i couldn't take it, had to turn it off. maybe the emerson quartet plays it faster than it should be but it's just the right tempo for me.
Quote from: karlhenning on December 30, 2008, 04:47:50 AMCould that be the Vermeer Quartet, by any chance? I once did a 'clip-by-clip' survey of their set on Naxos, most of which sounded promising, only there was one final movement which dragged . . . .
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