Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Hungarian Pictures

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313108862
  • Catalog Number: 6110088
  • Sales rank: 266,440


Disc 1
  1. 1–12 The Miraculous Mandarin, pantomime in 1 act, Sz. 73, BB 82 (Op. 19) - Béla Bartók & Marin Alsop (32:51)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byMarin Alsop
    Performed byMarin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1Opening - The girl and three tramps
    2. 2First seduction game: the shabby old rake
    3. 3Second seduction game: the young student
    4. 4Third seduction game
    5. 5The Mandarin enters and remains immobile in the doorway
    6. 6The girl begins a hesitant dance...
    7. 7The Mandarin stumbles - the chase becomes even more passionate
    8. 8The three tramps leap out, seize the Mandarin and tear him away from the girl
    9. 9Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows and he looks longingly at the girl
    10. 10The terrified tramps discuss how they are to get rid of the Mandarin
    11. 11The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light
    12. 12She resists no longer - they embrace
  2. 13–17 Dance Suite (Táncszvit) for orchestra, Sz. 77, BB 86a - Béla Bartók & Marin Alsop (17:27)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byMarin Alsop
    Performed byMarin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    1. 13 Moderato
    2. 14 Allegro molto
    3. 15 Allegro vivace
    4. 16 Molto tranquillo
    5. 17 Comodo - Finale
  3. 18–22 Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek), for orchestra, Sz. 97, BB 103 - Béla Bartók & Marin Alsop (11:41)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byMarin Alsop
    Performed byMarin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    1. 18 An evening in the village
    2. 19 Bear dance
    3. 20 Melody
    4. 21 Slightly Tipsy
    5. 22 Swineherd's Dance
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Marin Alsop Primary Artist
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