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Bartok & Kodaly

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Bartok & Kodaly

...fresh, authentic and perceptive interpretations
BKD 234 (Linn Records)
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1
Dances of Galanta

Dances of Galanta

Composer Zoltan Kodaly
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
16:37 Play $6.85
2
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: I. Andante tranquillo

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: I. Andante tranquillo

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
7:39 Play $3.40
3
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: II. Allegro

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: II. Allegro

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
7:34 Play $3.40
4
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: III. Adagio

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: III. Adagio

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
7:18 Play $3.40
5
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: IV. Allegro molto

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, BB 114, Sz. 106: IV. Allegro molto

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
7:24 Play $3.40
6
Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: I. Allegro non troppo

Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: I. Allegro non troppo

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
9:27 Play $3.40
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Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: II. Molto adagio

Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: II. Molto adagio

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
9:29 Play $3.40
8
Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: III. Allegro assai

Divertimento, BB 118, Sz. 113: III. Allegro assai

Composer Bela Bartok
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
07:30 Play $3.40
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Sir Charles Mackerras and the SCO offer fresh, authentic and perceptive interpretations of works by Bartók and Kodály

Originally released in 2004, Bartok & Kodaly has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Andrew Manze, Christian Baldini, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen, Antonio Méndez, Ben Gernon and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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Sir Charles Mackerras

Sir Charles Mackerras

Sir Charles Mackerras enjoyed a long relationship with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and was renowned as an expert in Mozart interpretation.
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Both Bartók works represented here would figure in any round-up of 20th century masterpieces; intensely expressive and colourful they feature the folk-dance rhythms the composer favoured. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste' is Bartók's tour de force; this is Sir Charles Mackerras' first recording of this colourful and spectacular work. The ‘Divertimento' is a work of contrasts: its two bright, joyful outer structures enclose a sombre ‘Adagio'.  Kodály shared Bartók's fascination with folk music and his ‘Dances of Galánta' is a symphonic poem distinguished by brilliant orchestration and cast in rondo form, taking its material from 18th-century verbunkos (Hungarian dance) music.

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Sir Charles Mackerras - One of the greatest conductors of all time
01 April 2011
As voted by BBC Music Magazine
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Ballet Review
'These pieces work well together in these fine performances...'
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HighFidelityReview.com
Highly recommended.
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The Absolute Sound
It's the Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste you'll want this disc for.
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Gramophone - Awards Issue
...there's something very inviting about the warmth Mackerras casts over this music, a warmth aided by Linn's well-handled recording.
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UltraAudio.com
I like this recording enough to cry "Encore!" for a companion disc containing Bartók's Dance Suite and other short works by Bartók and Kodály.
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Sunday Telegraph
A 'wonderful' and 'sparkling' performance
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International Record Review
Sparkling...
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Atlanta Audio Society
The vivacity of the outer movements is of special note in this performance.
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4 Stars
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HDTV Magazine
5 Stars
Highly recommended for "newbies" and seasoned aficionados alike!
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The Sunday Times
...their playing here has a virtuosity, a rhythmic élan and a palette of rich orchestral colour to challenge the finest performances.
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What Mackerras has going for him is delicate yet potent recorded sound...
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HiFi Choice
5 Stars
A recording to 'keep you on the edge of your seat'
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Sunday Herald
5 Stars
These are thrillingly alive performances, persuasive in every department and superbly recorded.
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The Guardian
4 Stars
...Mackerras brings vividness and a real sense of drama.
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The Observer
A 'ravishing disc'
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The Daily Telegraph
...as fresh and authentic as they come...
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The Scotsman
...music of enormous originality and colour.
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