Bartok Kocsis

Béla Bartók - Kocsis / Fischer - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (1985)

Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta
Zoltán Kocsis / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 195 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 416 836-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1985
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Modern

Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 5, 2017
Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)

Béla Bartók - Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1.52 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1,2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Philips Classics / 475 672

This is quite simply one of the most important and consistently superbly executed recording projects of all time. Bartók's piano music isn't exactly overrepresented on disc, being as it is without doubt one of the most important piano oeuvres ever composed, and in the hand of Zoltán Kocsis, doubtlessly one of the greatest pianists alive today, one should expect some superb discs where the works at long last receive the treatment they deserve. In fact, the actual result surpasses any possible expectations.
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
Fritz Reiner, Pittsburgh SO - Shostakovich: Symphony No 6; Kodaly: Dances of Galánta; Weiner; Bartok; Kabalevsky; Glinka (1996)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta;
Leó Weiner: Divertimento No. 1; Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches;
Dmitry Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture; Mikhail Glinka: Kamarinskaya
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor; Sigurd Bockman, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # MHK 62343 | Time: 01:12:26

These pre-Chicago recordings of Fritz Reiner with the Pittsburghers is a reminder of his greatness as a conductor. It also restores to the catalog his recordings of some composers he wasn't closely identified with. Shostakovitch, for example, wasn't a regular on Reiner's studio schedule, but should have been, for this Sixth bristles with sardonic wit and energy. The Kodaly Dances, of course, were right up Reiner's alley, and get a smashing performance. The shorter works too, are first class, especially the Bart243;k Hungarian Sketches and another Reiner calling card, Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture. Weiner's string Divertimento is charming, but the real prize may be Glinka's Kamarinskaya, given a peformance that shimmers and glistens with delicacy and life. Sony's restoration of the 1945-1947 recordings is faultless.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Frederic Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists: Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky (2015)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists (2015)
Béla Bartók, Achille-Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10863

Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two exceptional French pianists. The central interest is the ballet Jeux. One of the world’s outstanding Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has added to his complete Chandos recordings with his own transcription for two pianos. Written late in Debussy’s life for Nijinsky, Jeux involves an emotionally erotic and harmonically daring game of tennis. Bavouzet and his well-matched partner, François-Fréderic Guy, play with nimble grace, capturing the works wit and mystery. This gripping album is dedicated to Pierre Boulez, guru and enabler, for his 90th birthday.
Andras Schiff, Ivan Fischer, BFO - Bela Bartok: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (1996)

Béla Bartók - Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (1996)
András Schiff, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | # 0630-13158-2 | Time: 01:16:26

First there was rhythm - pulsing, driving, primal rhythm. And a new word in musical terminology: Barbaro. As with sticks on skins, so with hammers on strings. The piano as one of the percussion family, the piano among the percussion family. The first and second concertos were written to be performed that way. But the rhythm had shape and direction, myriad accents, myriad subtleties. An informed primitivism. A Baroque primitivism. Then came the folkloric inflections chipped from the music of time: the crude and misshapen suddenly finding a singing voice. Like the simple melody - perhaps a childhood recollection - that emerges from the dogged rhythm of the First Concerto's second movement. András Schiff plays it like a defining moment - the piano reinvented as a singing instrument. His "parlando" (conversational) style is very much in Bartók's own image. But it's the balance here between the honed and unhoned, the brawn and beauty, the elegance and wit of this astonishing music that make these readings special.
François-Frédéric Guy, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet / Transcriptions for Two Pianists - Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok (2015)

François-Frédéric Guy, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet / Transcriptions for Two Pianists - Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 154 MB
Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10863 | Rls.date: 1st June 2015

Debussy: Jeux (Transcription for two pianos by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet); Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (Transcription for piano four hands by Igor Stravinsky); Bartók: Two Pictures (Transcription for two pianos by Zoltán Kocsis) – Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy. As played here, these transcriptions renew our experience of three great orchestral works, each of which was premiered in 1913.
Bela Bartok - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Sonata, BB 124 (Kelemen, Kocsis)

Bela Bartok - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Sonata, BB 124 (Kelemen, Kocsis)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 339 Mb
Label:Hungaroton - Date:2012

Over the years, Bartók’s two Violin Sonatas have enjoyed outstanding advocacy on disc, not least from Isabelle Faust and James Ehnes. This new, superbly recorded SACD release certainly matches, and in places exceeds, their white-hot intensity. Barnábas Kelemen and Zoltán Kocsis respond with almost improvisatory spontaneity to Bartók’s rhapsodic invention, yet ensure that the structural integrity of this tough and intellectually challenging music is never compromised…….
Erik Levi @ classical-music.com
Bela Bartok - Steinbacher / Janowski / Orch. de la Suisse Romande - The 2 Violin Concertos (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Arabella Steinbacher / Marek Janowski
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 270 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 350 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

PentaTone’s magnificent multi-channel recording, engineered by the familiar Polyhymnia team of Job Maarse, Erdo Groot and Roger de Schot, avoids this trap and ensures that every section of the orchestral score is presented with outstanding clarity. The sound stage is wide with just the right amount of the ambience of the Victoria Hall, Geneva present to add an extra bloom to the overall sound. Arabella Steinbacher’s previous recordings of 20th century violin concertos have garnered worldwide praise and this latest one should further enhance the reputation of this young and exceptionally gifted musician. Very highly recommended.
Bela Bartok - Steinbacher / Janowski / Orch. de la Suisse Romande - The 2 Violin Concertos (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Arabella Steinbacher / Marek Janowski
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,06 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo/MCH FLAC: 990 MB/2,33 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 350 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

PentaTone’s magnificent multi-channel recording, engineered by the familiar Polyhymnia team of Job Maarse, Erdo Groot and Roger de Schot, avoids this trap and ensures that every section of the orchestral score is presented with outstanding clarity. The sound stage is wide with just the right amount of the ambience of the Victoria Hall, Geneva present to add an extra bloom to the overall sound. Arabella Steinbacher’s previous recordings of 20th century violin concertos have garnered worldwide praise and this latest one should further enhance the reputation of this young and exceptionally gifted musician. Very highly recommended.