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Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, October 2009

Two classic recordings from the mid-1950s in very well refurbished sound…what more could you want? Whatever other versions of these works you have, this is simply too good not to snap up while it’s available—in Europe only, and not much longer there, with imminent changes to the copyright laws. The Bartók in particular can withstand comparison with the best, not excluding the Reiner recording of the same vintage and the two Solti stereo recordings. The Bartók originally appeared with a less recommendable version of Kodály’s Hary Janos (Philips ABL3163); the pairing with Stravinsky is welcome. ClassicsOnline justifiably publicise this as one of the jewels of their historical catalogue.






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