Documentary & Performance
A completely new way of experiencing and enjoying the great works of music from the Baroque to the modern period - thanks to a new series of audio-visual guides, Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music. Each release includes extensive documentation and complete performance of the work or works in question.
Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is undoubtedly one of the 20th Century's most successful pieces. Brilliantly orchestrated, it is not only distinguished by the multiplicity of the compositional techniques employed but calls for supreme virtuosity on the part of the musicians as well. Pierre Boulez demonstrates how Bartok, drawing creative inspiration from the heterogeneous traditions of symphonic and folk music, brought into being a work of unparalleled mastery.
Recorded live at the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon, 1 May 2003