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Kubelik: Bloch Concerto Grosso + Bartok Music for SPC - Mercury MG 50001

$7.00 USD

Mercury (LP)

Jacket VG / LP NM-

(Note: The LP looks VG+, but plays NM-)

This beautiful LP from Mercury (MG 50001, US pressing, red/silver label, mono – no stereo edition exists) features Rafael Kubelik and the mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra in magnificent performances of Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta and Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato.

Both works were recorded at Orchestra Hall, Chicago on 23/24 April 1951 “using a single Telefunken microphone hung 25 feet above the conductor’s podium” (from the liner notes)

The exact track listing is as follows:

Bartok — Music for Stringed Instruments, Percussion and Celesta


  1. Premonitions


  1. Yesteryears


  1. The Changing Chord — Summer Morning By The Lake — Colors


  1. Peripeteia

 > with George Schick, piano; Irwin Fischer, celesta; Edward Metzenger, timpani; Allan Graham, Lionel Sayers and Thomas Glenecke, percussion

Bloch — Concerto Grosso No. 1 for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato


  1. Prelude: Allegro Energico e Pesante


  1. Dirge


III. Pastorale and Rustic Dances


  1. Fugue

 > with George Schick, piano

There are extensive liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket, printed in English only. The striking cover art is similarly uncredited.

This album was produced by David Hall and engineered by C.R. Fine and George Piros.



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