The Piano Concerto No. 1, Sz. 83, BB 91 of Béla Bartók was composed in 1926. Average playing time is between 23 and 24 minutes. For almost three years, Bartók had composed little. He broke that silence with several piano works, one of which was the Piano Concerto, composed between August and November 1926.
Leonid Hambro, The Zimbler Sinfonietta, Robert Mann (4) - Bela Bartok: Piano Rhapsody, Opus 1, Piano Concerto No. 1, (LP, Mono). Béla Bartók At The Piano Volume One (12").
Piano Concerto N., BB 91, Sz. 83 1) 1. Allegro moderato - Allegro 2) 2. Andante 3) Allegro - 3. Allegro molto. Piano Concerto N., BB 101, Sz. 95 4) 1. Allegro 5) 2. Adagio - Più adagio - Presto 6) 3. Allegro molto This performance is one of the two finest I have heard; the other was on Bartok LP 313 (the label of Bartok's son Peter, a gifted recording engineer), with pianist Leonid Hambro and the Zimbler Sinfonietta conducted by Robert Mann (better known as the 1st violinist of the Juilliard Quartet, which left stunning recordings of the Six String Quartets).
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp. Solo: piano Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also english horn) 2 clarinets (2nd also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones timpani, triangle, 2 snare drums, bass drum, 4 cymbals, tam-tam, strings. Orchestral Works by Béla Bartók.
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto N., Rachmaninoff: Concerto N. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos 1, 2 & 3 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto 5 - Bartok: Piano Concerto 2 - Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter, Lorin Maazel. Richter is an old hand with the Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos. His style is closest to the great classical pianists of 50 years ago, notably Dame Myra Hess and Artur Rubinstein.
Composed By. Béla Bartók. 2. Andante - Allegro (attacca:) Béla Bartók.
Piano Concerto No. 1 refers to the first piano concerto published by one of a number of composers (for example the first concerti of Beethoven and Chopin were published before the second respective concerti): Piano Concerto No. 1 (Bartók) (Sz. 83), by Béla Bartók. Piano Concerto No. 1 (Beethoven) (Op. 15), by Ludwig van Beethoven, published before Piano Concerto No. 2 (Beethoven) (Op. 1 (Brahms). The Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, is a work for piano and orchestra completed by Johannes Brahms in 1858. The composer gave the work's public debut in Hannover, the following year. It was his first-performed orchestral work, and (in its third performance) his first orchestral work performed to audience approval. This concerto is written in the traditional three movements and is approximately 40 to 50 minutes long.
|Piano Concerto No. 1|
|A1||I - Allegro Moderato; Allegro|
|A2||II - Andante|
|A3||III - Allegro Molto|
|B1||Piano Rhapsody, Opus 1|
- Composed By – Béla Bartók
- Conductor – Robert Mann (tracks: A1-A3)
- Liner Notes – Edward Jablonski
- Orchestra – The Zimbler Sinfonietta (tracks: A1-A3)
- Piano – Leonid Hambro