Cristian Măcelaru & WDR Sinfonieorchester - Bartók - Classical Source

It’s a beautifully judged reading in terms of narrative and direction, the large-orchestra colours are scrupulously delineated and rhythms have an intoxicating lift – Bartók’s scoring abounds in detail and incident (including some hangovers from Bluebeard’s Castle) – and the whole has a vibrancy that is compelling, plenty of thrills and passions, as well as numerous painterly subtleties, played and recorded superbly.

Classical Source
08 March 2023