Béla Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101 (1930–31) is the second of three piano concerti, and is notorious for being one of the most difficult pieces in the repertoire. Bartók himself played the work at the Proms in London under Sir Henry Wood as early as January 7, 1936, an initiative of the BBC music producer Edward Clark. Whether this was the UK premiere has not been confirmed; it was in any case three years before the United States premiere. The first performance in the United States was given in Chicago on March 2, 1939, with Storm Bull as soloist and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederick Stock. Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. Liner notes to DGG 415 371-2 (Maurizio Pollini piano, Claudio Abbado conducting the CSO). Translated into English by Gwyn Morris. "Andras Schiff on Bartok's Piano Concertos". Bayley, Amanda (2001).
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Georg Solti, André Previn. Composer: Béla Bartók, Sergei Prokofiev. Audio CD (October 25, 1990). Number of Discs: 1. Label: Decca.
Sir Georg Solti and Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945) were both Hungarian. Bartok is now generally viewed as one of the great composers of the of 20th-century music and was Solti’s piano teacher in the 1930s. Solti said in 1987, I was fortunate enough. I met in my life many great musicians, composers, conductors, piano players. But if I’m looking back on my long life now today, who is the musician whom I admire most, I think it is Bartok. And, the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir George Solti is marvelous. Vladimir Ashkenazy is excellent. By the way, Ashkenazy can be a tremendous conductor, as well. Especially, when he conducts Beethoven's sixth symphony. This set of Bartok's complete piano concertos is an excellent choice at a bargain price.
Sir Georg Solti Conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra With Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano. This Is The Equivalent Of Decca SXL 6937. Artist: Bartok, Vladimir Ashkenazy Title: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 And 3 Genre: Classical Type: Used - LP Label: London Catalog ID: CS 7167 Country: USA Our ID: 150575. View other items by this Artist View other items on this Label.
Double-jewelcase packaging. Liner notes in English, German, French and Italian.
By Béla Bartók - Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti. Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113. By Béla Bartók - Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti. Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95. By Béla Bartók - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Georg Solti & London Philharmonic Orchestra. 4. . 95: I. Allegro. 5. 2, BB 101, S.
Piano Concertos nos. 2 and 3. 12" Vinyl.
This Grammy-winning release marks Vladimir Ashkenazy's first of three cycles of the complete Beethoven piano concertos and captures the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sir Georg Solti at the peak of their careers. Ashkenazy recorded these concertos in May 1971 and May 1972: in 1971 the third and fifth concertos were recorded; a year later the cycle was completed with the first, second and fourth concertos. Tracklist: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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|L20C-2103||Béla Bartók||Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (LP)||London Records||L20C-2103||Japan||1980|
|SXL 6937||Béla Bartók, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti, Vladimir Ashkenazy||Béla Bartók, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 (LP, RP)||Decca||SXL 6937||Europe||Unknown|
|6.42552 AW||Béla Bartók, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Georg Solti*, London Philharmonic Orchestra*||Béla Bartók, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Georg Solti*, London Philharmonic Orchestra* - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 And 3 (LP, Album, RE)||Decca||6.42552 AW||Germany||Unknown|
|SXL 6937||Béla Bartók||Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (LP)||Decca||SXL 6937||UK||1980|