22 February 2011

Fritz Reiner conducts Bartok and Kodaly - Live 1960





Very rare live recordings.
Fritz Reiner conducts Bartók and Kodály: three masterworks non included in the "official" discography of the great hungarian conductor.
No Chicago, no Pittsburgh, no NBC...  but the New York Philharmonic

And excellent performances: in particular The Miracolous Mandarin is lavish, hot, brutal, almost "pornophonic".



Kodály
Peacock Variations
march 12, 1960

Bartók
The Miracolous Mandarin, suite
march 12, 1960

Piano Concerto n. 1
(Rudolf Serkin, piano)
march 19, 1960


New York Philharmonic Orchestra
FRITZ REINER


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10 comments:

Guido said...

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and

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Giuseppe said...

Really amazing, Guido. First Mandarin Suite by Reiner in my record. Thank you so much!

Guido said...

Always welcome, Giuseppe.

There is another live recording of the Mandarin by Reiner (dec 15, 1946) recently published by WHRA. Must be very interesting; I hope to find it, sooner or later.

Boom said...

Guido,

Your blog is an absolute gem! So reassuring to see that historical recordings of merit still excite music lovers, despite their sonic disadvantages.

Boom.

La Danse de Puck said...

A zillion thanks! My beloved Rudy at the keyboard! What more could I wish for! Grazie mille, Guido!

carlo87 said...

Magnificent: Reiner Bartok is a must, the same for Kodaly

pianista1980 said...

wow serkin che suona bartok m'incuriosisce!

Seneschal Jones said...

Hello! Is this in stereo? Live events in 1960 were still frequently recorded in mono, which is why I ask. [In fact, have you ever posted in stereo? I'm guessing no, but I thought I'd ask.] Great blog, btw, I've really been enjoying all the Toscanini! :-)

--Seneschal Jones

Guido said...

@ Seneschal Jones
Just a CD rip... :-/

Anonymous said...

Could you reload it, please?