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Quote from: Bonehelm on July 08, 2007, 01:46:22 PMThe Emersons' Bartok set is the best I've ever heard. And that's what a lot of critics say, too.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 03, 2009, 10:50:44 AMBe gone heathen. I'll swear to that set until the day i die. Emerson's technical perfection combined with the transparency of their textures may create the illusion of a great interpretation, but if you listen very closely, particularly after being exposed to the Tokyo, you'll see that they are brushing over a lot of material and missing important detail, particularly in the reproduction of all the little folk reminiscences intended by the composer. Since you were lucky enough to get your hands on the set now that it is hopelessly out of print, you may want to give it another try and see for yourself.
Quote from: karlhenning on January 02, 2009, 08:41:25 AMIt breaks my heart to see the Sz. 116 talked down...
Quote from: James on January 05, 2009, 05:39:57 AMYou don't even know what you're talking about Josquin, please stop pretending like you do. We see right through it.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on January 11, 2009, 03:43:13 PMOf all the major composers, he's the one I've had the most trouble approaching.
Quote from: donwyn on January 11, 2009, 08:14:01 PM. . .I, too, love his Concerto for Orchestra, but I'm especially drawn to his chamber music. His two violin sonatas are perhaps my very favorite music of all. Yes, he has his forbidding side but once I pierced through his outward 'unruliness' everything made perfect sense (IOW, I didn't always like him but once bitten...).
Quote from: donwyn on January 11, 2009, 08:14:01 PM. . . His two violin sonatas are perhaps my very favorite music of all.
Quote from: donwyn on January 11, 2009, 08:14:01 PMI sincerely hope one day this will change for you, Sarge.
QuoteBelow is a three-CD set which collects many of Bartok's best orchestral works with Fischer at the helm. And best of all it's going for a pittance on the Amazons
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 03, 2009, 10:50:44 AMSince you were lucky enough to get your hands on the set now that it is hopelessly out of print
Quote from: karlhenning on January 12, 2009, 04:10:17 AMThere's a lot of talk (and overuse of the m-word)
Quote from: tanuki on January 12, 2009, 08:00:16 AMWhat's the m-word? Modernist?
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on January 12, 2009, 06:25:57 AMThe basics are covered but I haven't delved deeply into his chamber and piano works yet.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on January 12, 2009, 06:25:57 AMIt already has changed. I meant I had trouble approaching most of Bartok's music in the 70s and 80s. It started to click for me roughly when I switched from LPs to CDs.
QuoteI have no trouble listening to his music now. Loving most of it without reservation?...well, I haven't reached that point yet. As you can see from my list, out of some 5000 CDs I own, there's not much Bartok. The basics are covered but I haven't delved deeply into his chamber and piano works yet.BARTOK DUKE BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE KERTESZ LSO LUDWIG/BERRYBARTOK THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN DORATI DETROIT BARTOK CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA REINER CHICAGO BARTOK CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA DUTOIT MONTREAL SO BARTOK CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA SZELL CLEVELAND BARTOK MUSIC FOR STRINGS PERCUSSION AND CELESTA REINER CHICAGO BARTOK MUSIC FOR STRINGS PERCUSSION AND CELESTA DUTOIT MONTREAL SO BARTOK MUSIC FOR STRINGS PERCUSSION AND CELESTA DORATI DETROIT BARTOK HUNGARIAN SKETCHES REINER CHICAGOBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #1 DAVIS LSO BISHOPBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #1 BOULEZ CHICAGO ZIMERMANBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #2 DAVIS BBC SO BISHOPBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #2 BOULEZ BERLIN PHIL ANDSNESBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #3 DAVIS LSO BISHOPBARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #3 BOULEZ LSO GRIMAUDBARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO #1 SOLTI CHICAGO KYUNG-WHA CHUNGBARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO #2 SOLTI LPO KYUNG-WHA CHUNGBARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO #2 RATTLE CBSO KYUNG-WHA CHUNGBARTOK VIOLA CONCERTO KLEMPERER CONCERTGEBOUW PRIMROSEBARTOK TWO PORTRAITS OP.5 KALMAR GRANT PARK O KOHBARTOK RHAPSODY #1 RATTLE CBSO KYUNG-WHA CHUNGBARTOK RHAPSODY #2 RATTLE CBSO KYUNG-WHA CHUNGBARTOK STRING QUARTETS EMERSON QUARTET BARTOK STRING QUARTET #3 KRONOS QUARTET BARTOK SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO #1 KREMER/ARGERICHBARTOK SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO #2 MUTTER/ORKIS
QuoteLooks interesting and has some works I don't own. The six-CD set on Nimbus is also really cheap. Any thoughts on this?http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/7898015?rk=home&rsk=hitlist
Quote from: karlhenning on January 12, 2009, 05:48:15 AMI need to get to know these better, too . . . .
Quote from: karlhenning on January 12, 2009, 04:10:17 AMThere's a lot of talk (and overuse of the m-word) about artists who blaze their own trail in disregard of the well-trodden paths. For me, in this sense, Bartók's set of three are the Anti-Piano-Concerti . . . they are more like chamber music than like the warm, big-gestured beast that the piano concerto became in the late Romantic era (not that I have any quarrel to that, of course).
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