Monthly Archives: March 2004

Bartók music on five channels

The National Philharmonic Orchestra's first SACD (Super Audio CD) is being enthusiastically received in America as well One hundred and twenty three year's ago on this day in 1881, Béla Bartók was born. Paying homage to this towering figure of 20th century music history is the new, state of the art SACD format sound carrier […]

Kocsis’s Concerto

[…] and then Sir Georg Solti visited Buda with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and played the Bartók Concerto for orchestra. That great and very East-European composition every colour of which the musicians demonstrated from the Romanian folk music atmosphere to the memory and creed of the melody “You are fine and beautiful, Hungary” [which Bartók […]