Bartók: Viola Concerto, Etc; Serly: Rhapsody /Xiao, Kovács

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"Having a premiere recording of Bartok on Naxos makes an unmissable bargain. His Viola Concerto was the uncompleted work which, soon after his death, Tibor...
"Having a premiere recording of Bartok on Naxos makes an unmissable bargain. His Viola Concerto was the uncompleted work which, soon after his death, Tibor Serly put together from sketches. Now Bartok's son Peter, with the scholar Paul Neubauer, has re-edited those sketches. Though the differences are small, this first recording of the revised version, superbly played, proves fascinating, sounding closer to the Concerto for Orchestra. With the rich-toned Chinese violist Xiao as soloist, that version is here presented alongside Serly's. The warmly atmospheric Two Pictures and a viola work make a good coupling."

The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs - 2005/6 Edition, page 114


Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 23, 1998


  • UPC: 636943418321


  • Catalog Number: 8554183


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Béla Bartók, Tibor Serly


  • Conductor: Janos Kovács


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Hong-Mei Xiao



Works:


  1. Concerto for Viola, Sz 120

    Composer: Béla Bartók

    Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Hong-Mei Xiao (Viola)

    Conductor: Janos Kovács


  2. Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra

    Composer: Tibor Serly

    Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Hong-Mei Xiao (Viola)

    Conductor: Janos Kovács


  3. Pictures (2) for Orchestra, Op. 10/Sz 46

    Composer: Béla Bartók

    Ensemble: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Janos Kovács