Bartók – Piano Concertos 1-3

Bartók  –  Piano Concertos 1-3
Bartók  –  Piano Concertos 1-3

Bartók – Piano Concertos 1-3

Géza Anda
Berlin R.S.O
Ferenc Fricsay

Catalogue Number: ALC 1246
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 77:11 ADD, 1961-2





“Anda’s recordings of the concertos have acquired classic status. Anda seems ideally cast as soloist and Fricsay is a natural Bartókian. Performances are refined yet urgent, incisive but red-blooded too….The Berlin Radio Orchestra plays with considerable virtuosity” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) “At long last we have a worthy recording of the Bartók Second Concerto … This will be valuable in helping to spread a knowledge of an important work in Bartok’s output which is rarely heard in the concert hall … Geza Anda in particular is to be congratulated for the way he romps through any difficulties … There is no lack of recordings of the more popular Third Concerto, but the new one is, to my mind, way ahead of the field.” (Gramophone)

    Piano Concerto No.1

  • 1. Allegro moderato – Allegro – Allegro moderato 9:08
  • 2. Andante 8:30
  • 3. Allegro molto 7:10
  • Piano Concerto No.2

  • 4. Allegro 9:43
  • 5. Adagio – Presto – Adagio 12:10
  • 6. Allegro molto 6:09
  • Piano Concerto No.3

  • 7. Allegretto 7:08
  • 8. Adagio religioso – poco più mosso – Tempo I 10:10
  • 9. Allegro vivace 6:44