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  • Audio CD (29 Sept. 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B001FENY7G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,718 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 Sketches Hongrois op.14 - Sérénade Hongroise op.25 - Ouverture à une Symphonie concertante op.26a - Tripartita op.33 / BBC Philharmonic - Rumon Gamba, direction

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Charles Voogd on 16 Jan. 2009
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Thank you Chandos for giving attention to one of my favourite composers. This release is great as a recording and as a starter if you want to know more about the sound the composer Rózsa had in his veins. The introduction and documentation in the booklet are great and of good insight. It gives a good idea of Rózsa the man and his career as a composer of works for the concert hall.
The Overture op.26a and the 3 Hungarian Sketches op.14 were done before by the Koch label with James Sedares conducting. Qua performance they're good, but Chandos' recording is far superior. Of the Tripartita op.33 I know a good recording with David Amos and the LSO, but isn't available any more. It had some mediocre othe composers on that disc. Don't look for it. The Hungarian Serenade gets its first modern recording here; I only know of a recording with a the orchestra of Nuremberg, Rózsa conducting in very medium quality sound.
The only problem I have is the title `Orchestral Works 1'. Beware that this doesn't mean that Chandos will record all of Rózsa concert works and doesn't mean a volume 2 will appear soon.
Chandos has a tradition NOT pushing further with announced complete editions etc. A big disappointment for me is their NOT (until now) completing symphonies by Weinberg; orchestral works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Malcolm Williamson, Historical releases of Boris Tchaikofsky etc. etc. etc.
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Fine introduction to the composer's concert works 27 April 2013
By Jurgen Lawrenz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is an outstandingly well presented view of several of Rozsa's works for the concert hall. Although Rozsa threw in his lot with Hollywood, he kept writing serious scores whenever he had the time, and some of these are very challenging, even though frankly post-romantic.
The Hungarian titles reveal the yearning of the composer for his homeland. This is not Bartokian by a long shot; rather (if any comparison in words can reveal something) in the neighbourhood of Kodaly. A little sentimentally makes its occasional appearance, and the works are very pleasant on the ear and full of chocolaty melodies. But Rozsa is harmonically far more adventurous than Kodaly. The Overture reminds me strongly (I don't quite know why) of a very similar work by Moeran. Both are rumbustious showpieces and well calculated as a rousing curtain raiser. The most challenging work here is the Tripartia, which does in fact vaguely approximate the Bartok style - but only vaguely. It is a work for strings, full of wild and angular motion, with several episodes of contrapuntal exercises.
Indispensable to anyone wishing to get to know the "serious" side of Rozsa's musical profile.
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