Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Four Pieces for Orchestra

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Bartok
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Bartók
WORKS: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Four Pieces for Orchestra
PERFORMER: Orchestre National de Lyon/Robertson
CATALOGUE NO: HMG 501777 (2002)

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Refined accounts but somewhat lacking in heft. The more sexually-charged passages in the Miraculous Mandarin sound disappointingly understated with far too polite brass playing.

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Erik Levi