Boulez Conducts Bartók (8-CD)

Boulez Conducts Bartók (8-CD)

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Discs: 8
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: August 3, 2009

“As composer and conductor, Boulez [did] more than any other person to define the idea of what modern music is and how it should sound.” — The Guardian

Over an 18 year span, Pierre Boulez crafted a series of critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartók’s major orchestral works (principally with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the complete concerts with leading international soloists and complete stage works. Gathered here for the first time in one box, hear Boulez at his finest conducting the folk-inspired music of Béla Bartók.

Contents:

Disc 1:

Bartók Four Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 12
December 1992, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
December 1992, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

1994 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Album
1994 Grammy
® Award, Best Orchestral Performance

Disc 2:

Bartók Dance Suite
December 1992, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Two Pictures for Orchestra, Op. 10
December 1992, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Hungarian Sketches
December 1993, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra
December 1993, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Disc 3:

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1
Krystian Zimerman piano
November 2001, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2
Leif Ove Andsnes piano
Berlin Philharmonic
February 2003, Philharmonie, Berlin

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3
Hélène Grimaud piano
London Symphony Orchestra
October 2004, Jerwood Hall, St. Luke’s, London

Disc 4:

Bartók Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Tamara Stefanovich piano
Neil Percy percussion
Nigel Thomas percussion
London Symphony Orchestra
May 2008, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1
Gidon Kremer violin
Berlin Philharmonic
March 2004, Philharmonie, Berlin

Bartók Viola Concerto
Yuri Bashmet violin
Berlin Philharmonic
March 2004, Philharmonie, Berlin

Disc 5:

Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Gil Shaham violin
December 1998, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra No. 1
Gil Shaham violin
December 1998, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra No. 2
Gil Shaham violin
December 1998, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Disc 6:

Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle
Jessye Norman Judith
László Polgár Bluebeard
Nicholas Simon Prologue
December 1993, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

1998 Grammy® Award, Best Opera

Disc 7:

Bartók Cantata profana (The Nine Splendid Stags)
John Aler tenor
John Tomlinson baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
December 1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
1993 Grammy
® Award, Best Performance of a Choral Work

Bartók The Wooden Prince
December 1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
1993 Grammy
® Award, Best Orchestral Performance

1993 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Album
1993 Grammy® Award, Best Engineered Recording–Classical

Disc 8:

Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
December 1994, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
December 1994, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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