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"…These are dramatic orchestral works that are sure to please both the music lover and the audiophile. Bartok may not be considered easy or accessible, but this disc suggests otherwise and is not to be missed." – Richard S. Foster. Dorati's conducting is oriented towards the archaic strength, and the dry and at times rustic nature of the Suite. He allows the orchestra to seethe, whistle and stamp, driven on by ever-changing rhythms which lend the work its impulsive urge. Together with the highly expressive Portraits, Op. 5 and the two excerpts from Mikrokosmos, originally composed for the piano and heard here in an arrangement for orchestra by Tibor Serly, this compilation offers an excellent insight into Bartok's musical thoughts and works.

Original Master Re-issues on 180 gram vinyl.

Bartok Dance Suite / 2 Portraits : Dorati Mercury Living Stereo (180 gram) $39.60

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