||BELA BARTOK - CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA -
MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND CELESTA - HERBERT VON KARAJAN (conductor) - BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - 724347689727 -
These 20th century orchestral masterworks are all
about atmosphere, orchestral textures and tone colors. Karajan delivers on all counts on this recording.
From the sinister sounding opening bars, the shimmering string textures, the bold brass, to the blazing ending
of the Concerto, Karajan holds tight control on every aspect of this work. More recent recordings have tried to
impress with the latest surround sound technology, but none convey Bartok's intent like this highly recommended