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Bartók, Béla: Piano Concerto No.3 op. BB127 (1945) 23'

Scoring

2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(2):xyl/cyms/tam-t/ tgl/BD/SD-strings.

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World Premiere

08/02/1946
Philadelphia
Gyorgy Sandor, piano / Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy

Repertoire Note

This most lucid, technically easiest and most popular of Bartók's three piano concertos was written as a birthday gift for his wife, Ditta. Bartók lived to complete all but the orchestration of its last few bars, which was undertaken by Tibor Serly.

Note by Malcolm Gillies

Recommended Recording

Vladimir Ashkenazy, pft / Kyung Wha Chung, vln / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti, cond
Decca 473271

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