Bartók: The Bluebard’s Castle & Cantata Profana
An opulent yet logical combination of recordings by conductor Walter Süsskind (London, 1954) in honour of Bartók, under the technical direction of the latter’s son Peter. Their purity of sound and style is unaltered by time. The Prologue, narrated by bard Ernő Lorsay, heralds the rhythm, colour and mood of the mystery play, imbuing it with meaning, even to non Hungarian speakers.
PRD 250 349