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Bartók: First Rhapsodie, Deux Portraits - Kodály: Dances from Galánta, Háry János Suite - Ligeti: Romanian Concerto (Live)

Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

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"... (Foster) delivers a committed performance with the well-drilled Gulbenkian Orchestra ... in the Kodály, Foster once again secures very neat playing from his Portuguese orchestra."
- BBC Music Magazine

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Dances from Galánta  
1
I. Lento. Maestoso
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
5:29
2
II. Allegretto moderato
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:55
3
III. Allegro con moto, grazioso
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
1:39
4
IV. Allegro
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:59
5
V. Allegro vivace
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:46
Deux Portraits (Két arckép), Op. 5, Sz.37  
6
No. 1. Une Idéale. Andante sostenuto
Béla Bartók; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
10:03
7
No. 2. Une Grotesque. Presto
Béla Bartók; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:22
Háry János Suite  
8
I. Prelude. The fairy tale begins. Con moto
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:04
9
II. Viennese musical clock. Allegretto
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:08
10
III. Song. Andante, poco rubato
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
5:43
11
IV. The battle and defeat of Napoleon. Alla Marcia
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:51
12
V. Intermezzo. Andante maestoso, ma con fuoco
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
5:09
13
VI. Entrance of the Emperor and his court. Alla Marcia
Zoltán Kodály; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:02
First Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra Sz.87  
14
Part 1: Lassú (Slow) Moderato
Béla Bartók; Mihaela Costea; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
4:51
15
Part 2: Friss (Lively) Allegretto moderato - Allegro molto
Béla Bartók; Mihaela Costea; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
5:28
Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)  
16
I. Andantino
György Ligeti; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
2:24
17
II. Allegro vivace
György Ligeti; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
1:26
18
III. Adagio ma non troppo
György Ligeti; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
3:19
19
IV. Molto vivace - Presto
György Ligeti; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
6:08
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:46
"... an appealing Eastern-flavoured musical salad ... Foster directs warm, attentively phrased performances, often rich in detail ... an impressive show of vividly recorded percussion and plenty of tenderness ..."
- Gramophone

"Only a really grumpy listener could fail to enjoy this ... a well-chosen potpourri ... if the program intrigues you and, if you enjoy having fun, it should!, you have no reason whatever to hesitate. A solid 75 minutes of pure pleasure."
- MusicWeb International

"... the work's various solos are tastefully given, with admirable precision, but it is more in the élan of the tutti at full speed that the orchestra impresses ... a most persuasive compilation, both for its excellent playing and for its intelligent and unusual programming."
- International Record Review

Conductor Lawrence Foster's own Hungarian heritage comes to the forefront as he leads the Gulbenkian Orchestra on this collection of Hungarian orchestral works, principally by Kodály and Bartók, with one rarity, the Concert Românesc by György Ligeti.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Grande Auditório of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Nov. 2009
Executive / Recording
Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer: Carl Schuurbiers
Editing: Roger de Schot

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