Bartok/Janacek: Concerto for Orchestra; Sinfonietta

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Bartok/Janacek
LABELS: Telarc Bravo
WORKS: Concerto for Orchestra; Sinfonietta
PERFORMER: Los Angeles PO/André Previn
CATALOGUE NO: Telarc Bravo CD-82010 DDD (1988)
Plenty of the expected virtuosity and attention to detail from this orchestra; expert recording, too. But little indication that Previn has thought about much more than orchestral razzle-dazzle; structural control and even wit are in short supply. If you want this coupling, try Ancerl on Supraphon at mid-price. And if you do prefer the budget-price Previn, beware: shops are still selling the original 1988 disc at full price. Keith Potter