Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947781257
  • Catalog Number: 001660402
  • Sales rank: 38,767

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Pieces (4) for orchestra, Op.12, Sz. 51, BB 64 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (22:50)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1 Preludio. Moderato
    2. 2 Scherzo. Allegro
    3. 3 Intermezzo. Moderato
    4. 4 Marcia funebre. Maestoso
  2. 5–9 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (37:00)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 5 (Introduzione) Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace - Tempo 1
    2. 6 (Giuoco delle coppie) Allegretto scherzando
    3. 7 (Elegia) Andante, non troppo
    4. 8 (Intermezzo interrotto) Allegretto
    5. 9 (Finale) Pesante - Presto
Disc 2
  1. 1–6 Dance Suite (Táncszvit) for orchestra, Sz. 77, BB 86a - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (16:41)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1 Moderato
    2. 2 Allegro molto
    3. 3 Allegro vivace
    4. 4 Molto tranquillo
    5. 5 Comodo
    6. 6 Finale. Allegro
  2. 7–8 Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59 (Op. 10) - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (18:33)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 7 Virágzás (In Full Flower)
    2. 8 A falu tánca (Village Dance)
  3. 9–13 Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek), for orchestra, Sz. 97, BB 103 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (10:54)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 9 Este a székelyeknél (An Evening with the Székely) Lento rubato - Allegretto
    2. 10 Medvetánc (Bear Dance) Allegro vivace
    3. 11 Melódia (Melody) Andante
    4. 12 Kicsit ázottan (Slightly tipsy) Allegretto rubato
    5. 13 Ürögi kanásztánc (Swineherd's Dance from Ürög) Allegro molto
  4. 14–16 Divertimento for string orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (26:09)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 14 Allegro non troppo
    2. 15 Molto adagio
    3. 16 Allegro assai
Disc 3
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 1 in A major, Sz. 83, BB 91 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (23:23)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1 Allegro moderato - Allegro
    2. 2 Andante -
    3. 3Allegro - attacca: / 3. Allegro molto
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (27:09)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 4 Allegro
    2. 5 Adagio - Presto - Adagio
    3. 6 Allegro molto
  3. 7–9 Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127 (completed by Tibor Serly) - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (25:46)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, London Symphony Orchestra
    1. 7 Allegretto
    2. 8 Adagio religioso
    3. 9 Allegro vivace
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, Sz. 115, BB 121 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (25:43)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, London Symphony Orchestra, Neil Percy, Nigel Thomas
    1. 1 Assai lento
    2. 2 Lento ma non troppo
    3. 3 Allegro non troppo
  2. 4–5 Violin Concerto (No. 1), Sz. 36, BB 48a - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (21:28)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 4 Andante sostenuto
    2. 5 Allegro giocoso
  3. 6–8 Viola Concerto (completed in 1949 by Tibor Serly), Sz. 120, BB 128 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (23:22)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 6 Moderato
    2. 7 Adagio religioso
    3. 8 Allegro vivace
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Violin Concerto (No. 2) in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (40:32)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1 Allegro non troppo
    2. 2 Andante tranquillo
    3. 3 Allegro molto
  2. 4–5 Rhapsody for violin & orchestra No. 1, Sz. 87, BB 94b - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (11:15)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 4 Lassú. Moderato
    2. 5 Friss. Allegretto moderato
  3. 6–7 Rhapsody for violin & orchestra No. 2, Sz. 90, BB 96b - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (11:35)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 6 Lassú. Moderato
    2. 7 Friss. Allegro moderato
Disc 6
  1. 1–12 Duke Bluebeard's Castle (A kékszakkallú Herceg Vára), opera in one act, Sz. 48, BB 62 (Op. 11) - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (57:52)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Jessye Norman, László Polgár, Nicholas Simon
    1. 1Prologue: Haj regö rejtem (The tale is old)
    2. 2Ez a Kékszakállú vára? (Is this really Bluebeard's castle?)
    3. 3Nagy csukott ajtókat látok (Ah, I see seven great closed doorways)
    4. 4First Door
    5. 5Second Door
    6. 6Third Door
    7. 7Fourth Door
    8. 8Fifth Door
    9. 9Sixth Door. Csendes fehér tavat látok (I can see a sheet of water)
    10. 10Sixth Door. Az utolsót nem nyitom ki (The last of my doors must stay shut)
    11. 11Sixth Door. Tudom, tudom, Kékszakállú (Now I know it all, O Bluebeard)
    12. 12Seventh Door
Disc 7
  1. 1–3 Cantata profana, for tenor, baritone, double chorus & orchestra (or piano) ("The Enchanted Stags"), Sz. 94, BB 100 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (18:16)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, John Aler, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, John Tomlinson
    1. 1 Volt egy öreg apó (There was once an old man) Molto moderato - Allegro molto
    2. 2 Hej, de az o édes apjok (But their father grew impatient) Andante
    3. 3 Volt egy öreg apó (There was once an old man) Moderato
  2. 4–11 The Wooden Prince (A fából faragott királyfi), ballet in 1 act for orchestra, Sz. 60, BB 74 (Op. 13) - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (54:52)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 4(Introduction) Molto moderato
    2. 5First Dance: Dance of the Princess in the Forest. Molto moderato
    3. 6Second Dance: Dance of the Trees. Assai moderato
    4. 7Third Dance: Dance of the Waves. Andante
    5. 8Fourth Dance: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince. Allegro
    6. 9Fifth Dance: The Princess pulls and tugs at the Wooden Prince and tries to make him dance. Meno mos
    7. 10Sixth Dance: She tries to attract the real Prince with her seductive dancing
    8. 11Seventh Dance: Dismayed, the Princess attempts to hurry after the Prince but the forest bars her wa
Disc 8
  1. 1–11 The Miraculous Mandarin, pantomime in 1 act, Sz. 73, BB 82 (Op. 19) - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (31:48)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe
    1. 1Beginning. Allegro
    2. 2First seduction game: The shabby old rake. Moderato (2 bars before Fig. 13)
    3. 3Second seduction game (fig. 22)
    4. 4Third seduction game. Sostenuto (3 bars before Fig. 31)
    5. 5The Mandarin enters and remains unmoving in the doorway... Maestoso (Fig. 36)
    6. 6The girl sinks down to embrace him... Allegro (Fig. 59)
    7. 7The tramps leap out, seize the Mandarin and tear him away from the girl... Sempre vivo (Fig. 76)
    8. 8Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows and he looks longingly at the girl. Adagio
    9. 9The terrified tramps discuss how they are to get rid of the Mandarin at last. Agitato (Fig. 95)
    10. 10The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish-blue light. Molto moderato (Fig. 101)
    11. 11The girl resists no longer - they embrace. Più mosso - Vivo (3 bars before Fig. 104)
  2. 12–15 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114 - Béla Bartók & Pierre Boulez (30:20)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1. 12 Andante tranquillo
    2. 13 Allegro
    3. 14 Adagio
    4. 15 Allegro molto
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