Bartok’s Concertos

Bartók’s Concertos

This CD has a collection of the works of Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok, and his viola concerto is one of the selections included in this collection, with Tabea Zimmerman as the viola soloist.

Here are the specific CD tracks:


  • Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
    Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106
    Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
  • Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120
    Ed. Tibor Serly
    Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, David Shallon
  • Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115
    Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque, Silvio Gualda & Jean-Pierre Drouet
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110
    Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque, Silvio Gualda & Jean-Pierre Drouet

Bartok’s music is filled with the rhythmic excitement and typical melodies of Eastern European folk tunes. Most of these works are the product of Bela Bartók’s maturity, where the range of drama, tragedy, and his personal illness cover an entire world of experience and emotion.

Have you heard of Tabea Zimmermann? You should get to know her playing… she is a terrific violist!

Here is Tabea Zimmermann in Robert Schumann’s wonderful work called “Maerchenbilder” Op. 113: (Fairy tale pictures)

And here is Tabea Zimmermann in Bartók’s Viola Concerto, with Simeon Bychkov conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker:

Tags: Tabea Zimmerman, viola, Bela Bartok

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