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Classic performances of great music,
This review is from: Bartók: Piano Concertos 1-3 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
Marvellous music - the Second Concerto must surely be the most exciting concert work of the 20th century, and it gets a cracking performance here. Anda and Fricsay were the leading advocates of their countryman's concerti in the years after the war, giving about 60 performances of the Second alone. This is a digital remastering of their classic 1960 recordings. The Third Concerto is Bartok's farewell to the world - it is a great work with an Appolonian grace and poise, and Anda's performance has long been a favourite of mine. Both Anda and Fricsay died young, and this reissue is very welcome.