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Géza Anda plays
Bartók and Tchaikovsky -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... splendid unanimity between pianist and conductor.'

Géza Anda plays Bartók and Tchaikovsky. © 2014 Hänssler Classic

The Hungarian-born Géza Anda recorded all three Bartók concertos in 1960, but this version dates from ten years earlier when the pianist was at the end of his twenties. The composer himself played the concerto in Germany on a memorable occasion in August 1933, when Hitler had already been in power six months. It was a conscious act of defiance against Nazi ideals, and the solo part was said to have been performed with 'wrathful joy'. Those piercing eyes could certainly express the feeling...

Copyright © 17 April 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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GÉZA ANDA PLAYS BARTÓK AND TCHAIKOVSKY

BELA BARTOK

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

JOHANNES BRAHMS

PIANO MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

STUTTGART

GERMANY

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