Béla Bartók
Divertimento · Romanian Folk Dances
Míklós Rózsa
Concerto for String Orchestra

Virtuosi di Kuhmo
Peter Csaba, conductor



Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish


November 1998

Catalogue No.:
ODE 919-2


Track listing

CD 59:52
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Divertimento 26:59
1 I. Allegro non troppo 8:57
2 II. Molto adagio 11:01
3 III. Allegro assai 7:00
Romanian Folk Dances 6:45
4 I. Joc cu bâta 1:17
5 II. Brâul 0:35
6 III. Pe loc 1:24
7 IV. Buciumeana 1:58
8 V. Poarga româneasca 0:29
9 VI. Maruntel 0:59
Míklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 17 25:47
10 I. Moderato, ma risoluto ed energico 9:15
11 II. Lento con gran expressione 9:00
12 III. Allegro giusto 7:32

Also recommended...

Press review

Virtuosi di Kuhmo invests all three works with a notable degree of dynamism. (...) Recommended.
Gramophone, April 1999

These are bravura performances, incisive and committed, beautifully shaded and with a wealth of textural subtlety. (...) Peter casaba's finely shaped interpretation of (Divertimento) must be one of the best currently available.
Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine, March 1999, Performance ***** / Sound ****

Bartók's Divertimento erklingt packend, stimmungsvoll und dynamisch reich differenziert.
Fono Forum, March 1999, Interpretation **** / Klang ****

Complete description

This CD features the chamber orchestra Virtuosi di Kuhmo under the direction of its founder, the Romanian conductor Peter Csaba, with two popular works by Bélà Bartók: Divertimento and Romanian Folk Dances. In addition, they perform Concerto for string orchestra by the Míklós Rózsas - the Oscar-awarded composer of the film music to Ben Hur.