Bartok : Concerto for Orchestra

Bartok : Concerto for Orchestra


Leopold Stokowski conducting the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1960)

Everest 3069

Analogue Productions : 2 LPs 200 gram (45 rpm)

Brand New and Sealed Record

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Bela Bartok (1881-1945) : Concerto for Orchestra

Recorded in 1960 at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte.

Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra derives its name from the approach taken in treating instrument groups within the orchestra in a ‘concertante' or soloist manner throughout the piece. This virtuoso treatment, for example, is notable in the fugato section of the first movement where the brass are highlighted as well as in the second movement where pairs of instruments appear consecutively creating a brilliant passage. 

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Bernie Grundman using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.