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Work: Viola Concerto, Sz 120

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ComposerBartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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MadridCiclo Sinfónico: Tratado sobre el dolor

Ciclo Sinfónico: Tratado sobre el dolor
Casablancas, Bartók, Shostakovich
Orquesta Nacional de España; Josep Caballé-Domenech; Maxim Rysanov

AmsterdamStenz conducts Bartok and Beethoven

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Zimmermann, Bartók, Kurtág, Beethoven
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Markus Stenz; Tabea Zimmermann

PhiladelphiaA Space Odyssey

Strauss R., Bartók
Philadelphia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Choon-Jin Chang
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Stimulating programming and powerful performances the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
A stimulating and imaginative programme, including folksy Ligeti, with striking Salonen and intense Bartók from Lawrence Power, finished off with powerful Mahler from Gustavo Gimeno and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
****1
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Tamestit presents first-class Bartók

Antoine Mignot © Julien Mignot
A concert marked by stylish playing that brought fresh colour to Debussy, virtuosity to Bartók and energy to Bruckner.
****1
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Three stars under Stenz at the Tonhalle

Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Markus Stenz recently conducted a triple bill of thrilling works by Dieter Ammann, Béla Bartók and Robert Schumann at the Tonhalle in Zurich. The Ammann was a world premier.
****1
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Budapest Spring Festival opens with rapturous rendition of Bartók

Julian Rachlin © Julia Wesely
Julian Rachlin steps in at the last moment and scores a win on a winning score.
*****
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Zehetmair's Final Bow with the Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair © Dan Brady
Hall One of Sage Gateshead was packed for a characteristic Thomas Zehetmair programme, with Mozart, Bartók, a world première and a trademark Beethoven symphony to mark the end of his tenure as musical director of Royal Northern Sinfonia.
****1
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