Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin & other works

Recorded as part of their critically praised ‘Infernal Dance’ season, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen explores three contrasting works by Béla Bartók—Dance Suite, The Miraculous Mandarin, and the chamber piece Contrasts.

SIGCD466  68 minutes 29 seconds
'Salonen keeps this highly graphic and emotionally potent music on the move' (Gramophone)
The Guardian
'Salonen and the Philharmonia relish the rhythmic barbarity, which rivals that of The Rite of Spring—the strings digging deep in the furious allegro. Salonen is in his element in Bartok’s hardcore mod ...