CD Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartok, Boulez/CSO&C

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Release Date 1990
Recording Year 1990

"As composer and conductor, Boulez has done more than any other person alive to define the idea of what modern music is, and how it should sound." (The Guardian)

Over the past 18 years Pierre Boulez has made a series of critically acclaimed recordings (including two Grammys®) for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartok's major orchestral works (principally with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the complete concertos with leading international soloists and complete stage works. Here is the entire collects on eight CDs, gathered together in a single specially-priced box for the first time.


Disc 1:

Four Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12 (Sz. 51)

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116

1994 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Album
1994 Grammy® Award, Best Orchestral Performance

Disc 2:

Dance Suite, Sz. 77

Two Pictures, Op. 10 (Sz. 46)

Hungarian Sketches, Sz. 97

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Disc 3:

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Berliner Philharmoniker

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Hélène Grimaud (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra

Disc 4:

Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Tamara Stefanovich (piano)
Neil Percy (percussion)
Nigel Thomas (percussion)
London Symphony Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 1, Sz. 36

Gidon Kremer (violin)
Berliner Philharmoniker

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (Version: Tibor Serly)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Berliner Philharmoniker

Disc 5:

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112

Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 87

Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 90

Gil Shaham (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Disc 6:

Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11 (Sz. 48)

Jessye Norman (soprano)
László Polgár (bass)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1998 Grammy® Award, Best Opera

Disc 7:

Cantata Profana, BB 100, Sz. 94 "The Nine Splendid Stags"

John Aler (tenor)
John Tomlinson (baritone)
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis (director)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1993 Grammy® Award, Best Performance of a Choral Work

The Wooden Prince, Op. 13 (Sz. 60)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1993 Grammy® Award, Best Orchestral Performance
1993 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Album

1993 Grammy® Award, Best Engineered Recording - Classical

Disc 8:

The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Sz. 73 (Op. 19)

Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, Sz. 106

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Boulez (conductor)