"Bartók composed the complete Miraculous Mandarin ballet in 1918 - 1919, orchestrated it in 1923, and called the first six sections as a suite in 1927. Ernö Dohnányi conducted this suite in Budapest on October 15, 1928. Incorporating both a grim modernist outlook and the folk influences that would come to the fore later in Bartók's is scored for large orchestra including triple winds, four percussionists, celesta, and piano. Designated a pantomime, it is of an unusual length for a stage presentation a long single act. But longer would have diluted both the visceral music and enthralling eroticism." - AMG
"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings are the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This LP is a SEALED Mercury Living Presence Mono recording from 1958.
This is a very rare SEALED recording.
There is no return for any reason on a sealed record that has been opened.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
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