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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

Bavouzet relishes the high-octane energy of the outer movements of the first two concertos but through his imaginatively varied use of colour manages to avoid the trap of making Bartók's percussive... More…

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CD

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Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis

Every strand in Bartók's dense contrapuntal argument emerges here with amazing clarity...The performance, too, is utterly compelling...Kocsis's steadfast refusal to let the tension sag coupled... More…

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Emerson String Quartet

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Bartok New Series - Vol. 6

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis

Zoltán Kocsis has a world reputation as a pianist… On this evidence his conducting is equally as mesmerising, and equally insistent on never conjuring attention away from the music...In Bartók's... More…

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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink's poetic axis is vividly anticipated in the rarely recorded spoken prologue where Sándor Elès bids us search beneath the story's surface. Elès's timing and his sensitivity to... More…

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Tokyo String Quartet

Koichiro Harada (violin), Kikuei Ikeda (violin), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) & Sadao Harada (cello)

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3 Presto CDs

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William McAlpine (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Sir Georg Solti

The finale goes with an exhilarating swagger, and the balance between the trumpets’ and horns’ imitative block chords is well maintainied More…

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2 CDs

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Martha Argerich (piano), with Alexander Gurning (piano), with Paul Gulda & Rico Gulda (piano), with Akane Sakai (piano), with Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), with Gabriela Montero (piano), Susan Roberts, Helene Schneidermann, Daniel Norman, Carsten Wittmoser, Yulia Zaichkina, Alexander Mogilevsky...

I would not deter anyone from duplicating because...there are many moments and passages of pure delight, often deriving from the frisson of a live performance (listen to the Poulenc!) One marvels... More…

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4 CDs

$29.50

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Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis

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SACD

$17.50

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The shaping intellect is always in control, even when the intensity is white-hot. More…

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