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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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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

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


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