BARTOK, B.: Miraculous Mandarin (The) / Concerto for Orchestra (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

     
 BELA BARTOK
     
 A csodalatos mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin), Op. 19, BB 82  
1 Opening – The girl and three tramps 3:10
2 First seduction game: the shabby old rake 3:32
3 Second seduction game: the young student 3:05
4 Third seduction game 1:38
5 The Mandarin enters and remains immobile in the doorway 2:21
6 The girl begins a hesitant dance… 5:40
7 The Mandarin stumbles – the chase becomes even more passionate 0:40
8 The three tramps leap out, seize the Mandarin and tear him away from the girl 1:56
9 Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows and he looks longingly at the girl 3:19
10 The terrified tramps discuss how they are to get rid of the Mandarin 1:39
11 The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light 1:39
12 She resists no longer – they embrace 2:01
     
 Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123  
13 I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace 9:45
14 II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando 6:10
15 III. Elegia: Andante non troppo 7:47
16 IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto 4:17
17 V. Finale: Presto 9:17
     
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
 Schwarz, Gerard