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Penguin Guide, January 2009

Bartók’s Viola Concerto was the uncompleted work which, soon after this death, Tibor Serly put together from sketches. Now Bartók’s son Péter, with the scholar Paul Neubauer, has re-edited those sketches. Though the differences are small, this first recording of the revised version, superbly played, proves fascinating, sounding closer to the Concerto for Orchestra. With the rich-toned Chinese vila-player Xiao as soloist, that version is here presented alongside Serly’s. The warmly atmospheric Two Pictures and a viola work by Serly make a good coupling.

Penguin Guide, January 2009

Tibor Serly, friend of Bartók and first editor of the unfinished Viola Concerto, here offers a closely related work, less individual than Bartók’s own, but well worth hearing. Beautifully played by the Chinese viola-player, Hong-Mei Xiao, it provides a good makeweight for the disc containing both editions of the Bartók Concerto.

The Strad

"Xiao and the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra give a lively and exciting performance "

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