Bartók : Marin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - The Miraculous Mandarin album mp3
The Miraculous Mandarin (Hungarian: A csodálatos mandarin; German: Der wunderbare Mandarin) Op. 19, Sz. 73 (BB 82), is a one act pantomime ballet composed by Béla Bartók between 1918–1924, and based on the story by Melchior Lengyel. Marin Alsop with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Claudio Abbado with the London Symphony Orchestra. Simon Rattle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Gerard Schwarz with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Album · 2005 · 22 Songs. The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73, Op. 19: Pantomime in One Act - III. Second seduction game: the young student. 4. 19: Pantomime in One Act - IV.
Album title: Bartok. Works: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Hungarian Pictures. Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop. Marin Alsop enters flamboyantly into the baleful spirit of the ballet, with rhythms sharp as a whiplash and a recording that makes beautifully audible each louche glissando, hysterical tremolando or feverish piano arpeggio. The Bournemouth orchestra covers itself in glory by the sheer colourfulness and intensity of its playing
Long familiar as a concert suite, Béla Bartók's one-act ballet The Miraculous Mandarin (1926) is now more frequently recorded in its entirety, thanks to the CD's abundant playing time; the full piece easily fits with additional works. This 2004 release from Naxos offers not only the complete Mandarin, but also the rambunctious Dance Suite (1923) and the charming Hungarian Sketches (1931), a steal at the budget price. Alsop's insistence on clarity makes her Mandarin seem too cautiously paced to bring out all the details, and her loving attention to many sensuous passages seems to detract somewhat from the work's menace and fright.
Marin Alsop and the Bournemouth Symphony play The Miraculous Mandarin complete rather than in the always unsatisfactory concert suite that Bartok made from his pantomime, which just removes the last third of the score and tacks on a concert ending. Everything about Alsop's performance, though, has a genuine, steely integrity; her grip on the sometimes garish dramatic structure is always utterly secured and the way in which the intensity is steadily ratcheted up as the drama unfolds is totally convincing. Ideally some of Bartok's orchestral writing needs a bigger, more imposing sound.
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Chorus/Choir, Marin Alsop Conductor, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Orchestra. The girl overcomes her repugnance and slowly entices the Mandarin5b. General consternation. The girl overcomes her repugnance and slowly entices the Mandarin.
The Mandarin Enters And Remains Immobile In The Doorway. 7. The Chase Becomes Even More Passionate.
That's Béla Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin in a nutshell, although it's actually a one-act dance suite. The story concerns three thugs who use a young woman as bait to rob a series of victims, culminating in the Mandarin. They murder him-but not before he consummates his passion for the girl. Imagine the score for a 33-minute film noir with nonstop action. That's Béla Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin in a nutshell, although it's actually a one-act dance suite. The plot had enough sex and violence to get it banned immediately upon its 1926 debut in Köln, Germany.
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Alsop. Helpfully, each of the 12 sections is separately banded.