Bartók: Piano Concertos

Bartok: The Piano Concertos
Zimerman / Andsnes / Grimaud / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Berliner Philharmoniker / London Symphony Orchestra - Pierre Boulez
Deutsche Grammophon B0003885

Contents:

    Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 7 (1926)
  1. Allegro moderato - Allegro
  2. Andante -
  3. Allegro - attacca: Allegro molto

  4. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 7 (1930-31)
  5. Allegro
  6. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
  7. Allegro molto

  8. Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 7 (1945)
  9. Allegretto
  10. Adagio religioso
  11. Allegro vivace

Performers: #1: Krystian Zimerman (piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra; #2: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker; #3: Hélène Grimaud (piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Playing time: 76'

Recording dates: November 2001 (Chicago), February 2003 (Berlin), October 2004 (London); released: 2005

This was a brilliant idea for a recording, combining orchestras & soloists under Boulez's direction. The whole thing comes off very nicely, precise when we want precision, more lyrical when we want lyrical, etc.

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T. M. McComb