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Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
Bela Bartok, Pierre Boulez, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Bela Bartok, Pierre Boulez, New Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim
Title: Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
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Label: EMI Classics
Release Date: 10/7/2003
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Keyboard, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724356262324

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Riveting Bartok from Barenboim and Boulez, in great sound
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 01/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's easy to forget that Daniel Barenbim was once a supreme piano virtuoso, now that his career is dominated by his conducting ambitions. This incredibly dramatic set of the Bartok piano concertos #1 and #3 makes up for a lot of miserable stints on the podium.

Barenboim chooses a warm, grand style that would seem to conflict with Boulez's cool detachment, but somehw they mesh perfectly. The secret is that Boulez isn't analytical or cool here--this is the most passionate account of the orchestral accompaniments I've ever heard. Both pieces have a depth of expression almost never heard from them. Barenboim provides the kind of hair-raising virtuosity that even Argerich cannot match. EMI's remastering is very successful--the close-up sonics are detailed and dramatic. In all, a top contender in these great pieces."