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CHAN 241-52 - Bartok: Orchestral Works
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CD available From: 01 June 2014
     
 Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
The Wooden Prince, Op. 13, BB 74 (1914-16, orchestrated 1916-17) 54:06
      A Dance-pantomime in One Act by Bιla Balαzs (1884-1949)
1 Prelude – 4:58
2 Dance 1. Dance of the Princess in the Forest – 5:06
3 Dance 2. Dance of the Trees – 5:14
4 Dance 3. Dance of the Waves – 11:16
5 Dance 4. Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Doll – 15:25
6 Dance 5. The Princess pulls and pushes him [the wooden 1:43
      prince] and tries to make him dance –
7 Dance 6. She tries to attract him [the real prince] with a 1:31
      seductive dance –
8 Dance 7. Alarmed, the Princess rushes after him [the real 6:42
      prince], but the Forest stops her –
9 Postlude 2:09
     
Hungarian Pictures, BB 103 11:47
10 1 An Evening in the Village 3:06
11 2 Bear Dance 1:39
12 3 Melody 2:26
13 4 Slightly Tipsy 2:31
14 5 Swineherd's Dance 2:03
      TT 66:07
     
 Philharmonia Orchestra
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, BB 82 (1918-19, orchestrated 1924, revised 1926-31) 34
      Pantomime in One Act by Melchior Lengyel (1880-1974)
      London Voices
      Terry Edwards director
1 A shabby room in the slums – 3:34
2 First decoy game – 4:18
3 Second decoy game – 3:34
4 Third decoy game – 4:00
5 The girl is undecided – 4:37
6 The passion of the Mandarin is finally roused – 5:07
7 Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between 4:24
      the pillows –
8 The Mandarin's body begins to glow with a greenish- 2:17
      blue light –
9 The Mandarin falls to the floor and at once leaps at 2:33
      the girl
     
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 (1943, revised 1945) 40:35
10 1 Introduzione. Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace 10:18
11 II Giuoco delle coppie. Allegretto scherzando 6:36
12 III Elegia. Andante, non troppo 8:44
13 IV Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto 4:35
14 V Finale. Pesante - Presto 10:05
      TT 75:16
     
 Royal Scottish National Orchestra
 Neeme Jarvi
 Recorded in:
 Church of St Jude-on-the Hill, Central Square, London NW11
      27 and 30 30 April 1990 (The Wooden Prince, Hungarian Pictures)
 Recorded in:
 Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
      3 and 4 September 1990 (Concerto for Orchestra)
 Recorded in:
 All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
      17 and 18 October 1990 (The Miraculous Mandarin)
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Peter Newble (Assistant: (The Wooden Prince, Hungarian Pictures)
 Jeffrey Ginn (Assistant: (The Miraculous Mandarin)
 Ben Connellan (Assistant: Concerto for Orchestra)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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