Bartók* / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra*, Riccardo Chailly ‎– The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete Ballet) • Concerto For Orchestra

Decca ‎– 458 841-2
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Concerto For Orchestra (Sz 116, BB 123)
Composed By – Béla BartókEngineer [Balance Engineer] – John PelloweEngineer [Technical Engineer] – Michael Mailes
1 I Introduzione: Andante Non Troppo — Allegro Vivace 9:56
2 II Gioco Delle Coppie: Allegretto Scherzando 6:13
3 III Elegia: Andante Non Troppo 8:03
4 IV Intermezzo Interrotto: Allegretto 4:36
5 V Finale: Pesante — Presto 10:01
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19 (Sz 73, BB 82) (Pantomime In One Act)
Choir – Laurenscantorij Chor*Composed By – Béla BartókEngineer [Balance Engineer] – John DunkerleyEngineer [Technical Engineer] – Michael Stuart (2)Libretto By [Text By] – Menyhért Lengyel
6 Allegro (Introduction): A Bustling City Street. 1:17
7 The Curtain Rises On A Shabby Room In The Slums, Where Three Penniless Tramps Force A Girl To Lure In Prospective Victims From The Street. 1:48
8 First Decoy Game. 1:23
9 The Shabby Old Rake Enters And Makes Comic Gestures Of Love To The Girl Until The Tramps Throw Him Out. 2:22
10 Second Decoy Game. 1:23
11 The Shy Young Man Appears In The Door, And The Girl Dances — At First Hesitantly, Then Faster And More Passionately — Until The Tramps Throw Him Out 1:50
12 Third Decoy Game. 1:06
13 Horrified, They See A Weird Figure Int He Street, And The Tramps Hide As They Hear Him Coming Up The Stairs. 0:30
14 The Mandarin Enters And Standds Immobile In The Doorway; The Girl Flees Terrified To The Other End Of The Room. 0:45
15 General Consternation. The Girl Overcomes Her Repugnance And Slowly Entices The Mandarin To Come Closer And Finally Sit In A Chair. 1:30
16 At Last She Overcomes Her Reluctance And Begins A Hesistant Dance, Which Gradually Enlivens To A Pitch Of Erotic Frenzy, As The Mandarin Stares At Her Impassively. 4:44
17 The Girl Sinks Down To Embrace Him; He Begins To Tremble In Feverish Excitement. 0:26
18 She Flees From Him, And He Chases Her More And More Wildly. 1:41
19 The Mandarin Catches The Girl, And They Fight. 0:14
20 The Tramps Leap Out, Tear The Mandarin Away From The Girl, And Seize His Jewelry And Money. 0:15
21 "We Must Kill Him, Stifle Him Under The Pillows On The Bed", The Tramps Decide. 1:36
22 They Think He Is Dead, But Suddenly The Mandarin's Head Appears Between The Pillows And He Looks Longingly At The Girl; The Four Shudder And Stand Aghast. 1:04
23 At Last The Three Tramps Master Their Horror. They Drag The Mandarin Out And Grip Him Firmly While One Stabs Him Three Times With A Rusty Sword. 1:22
24 Suddenly He Draws Himself Up And Leaps At The Girl. The Tramps Stop Him And Hold Him Fast Again. While They Hold Him, The Mandarin Looks Longingly At The Girl. 0:57
25 They Drag The Resisting Mandarin To The Centre Of The Room And Hang Him On The Lamp Hook. 1:13
26 The Lamp Falls To The Floor, And The Body Of The Mandarin Begins To Glow With A Greenish Blue Light. His Eyes Remain Fixed On The Girl. 1:57
27 At Her Insistence, The Tramps Take Him Down. The Mandarin Falls On The Floor And At Once Leaps At The Girl. She Resists No Longer, And They Embrace. 1:07
28 The Mandarin's Longing Is Now Stilled, His Woundds Begin To Bleed, And He Dies After A Short Struggle. 1:06

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[Recording details]
(Concerto For Orchestra): Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 22-23 May 1995
(The Miraculous Mandarin): Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 21-22 May 1997

[Publishing details]
(Concerto For Orchestra): Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers
(The Miraculous Mandarin): Universal Edition AG, Vienna

℗ 2001 Decca Music Group Limited
© 2001 Decca Music Group Limited
CD is made in Germany. Printed in Germany. Made in Germany.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 0028945884127
  • Barcode (Text): 0 28945 88412 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 00289 458 847-2 01 / 51197314
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0128
  • Label Code: LC 00171
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • SPARS Code: DDD