Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete); Concerto for Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz

> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - Opening – The girl and three tramps
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - First seduction game: the shabby old rake
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - Second seduction game: the young student
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - Third seduction game
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The Mandarin enters and remains immobile in the doorway
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The girl begins a hesitant dance…
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The Mandarin stumbles – the chase becomes even more passionate
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The three tramps leap out, seize the Mandarin and tear him away from the girl
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows and he looks longingly at the girl
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The terrified tramps discuss how they are to get rid of the Mandarin
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light
> A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82 - She resists no longer – they embrace
> Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 - I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
> Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 - II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando
> Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 - III. Elegia: Andante non troppo
> Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 - IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
> Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123 - V. Finale: Presto

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With its bizarre story of moral corruption and violence, Béla Bartók's final stage work, The Miraculous Mandarin, was banned after the first performance in 1926. Richly scored, it has a breathtakingly rapid pace, its nightmarish scenes depicted with vibrant and graphic musical intensity. The Concerto for Orchestra is one of Bartók's last works and one of his best known and most accessible creations. Each of the five movements plays its own role, but the overriding message is a potently expressive affirmation of life. 747313120277

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (1988-11-01&1989-12-06&1989-).



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>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1918-1919

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (12/06/1989/12/08/1989)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1943-1945