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Ferenc,

Your correspondent may well know that Bartók recorded the "Concerto
pathétique" with Erno von Dohnányi in 1939. It was transcribed onto an
X-Ray foil pan from a
radio broadcast given the very night that Bartók fled from Budapest for the
last time. It is complete except for about 19 seconds missing from the end.

It is included on "Bartók Recordings Located in Archives" i.e.
http://www.worldcat.org/title/bartok-hangarchivum-bartok-record-archives/oclc/8946725

And this may be very well the recording you are referring to in the initial
letter, as I don't know of a "Concerto pathétique" with Ditta
Pastóry-Bartók.

best of luck with your project,

David N. Lewis
Hamilton, OH

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 2:05 AM, Ferenc János Szabó <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Dear Dennis,
>
> thank you for your answer, I forward it to my colleague.
>
> Best,
> Ferenc
>
> 2015-10-29 18:04 GMT+01:00 Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > The following are pre-WW2 recordings:
> >
> > MOZART
> > Wiener et Doucet (Columbia, FR)
> > Milton Kaye and Grace Castagnetta (Musicraft, USA)
> >
> > LISZT
> > Marc and Michal Hambourg (HMV, UK)
> >
> > The Brahms was not recorded in that form until the Lp era.
> >
> > DDR
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Ferenc János Szabó <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Colleagues,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I forward a question of one of my colleagues in the Institute of
> > Musicology
> > > (Hungarian Academy of Sciences):
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear All,
> > >
> > > I am working on an article dealing with Bartók and Pásztory two pianos
> > > carrier, and I would like to compare their recordings (unfortunately
> > there
> > > are very few of them, and mainly fragments) with ones made by such
> famous
> > > piano-duos as Bartlett and Robertson or Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne, who
> > > were their contemporaries. I am interested in the recordings of the
> > > following composition:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mozart, Sonata for two pianos KV 448
> > >
> > > Debussy, En blanc et noir.
> > >
> > > Brahms, Sonata for two pianos op. 34b
> > >
> > > and Liszt, Concerto Pathetic
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I found some examples on the YouTube, in the case of Mozart there is a
> > > recording by Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne, 1939 (YouTube), Regarding
> > Debussy,
> > > I found three recordings from this area: Bartlett & Robinson, 1941,
> Gaby
> > &
> > > Robert Casadesus, 1954 Genenviève Joy, Jaquelin Bonneau 1955. However,
> > I’d
> > > like to find something which was made earlier then 1950s. As for Brahms
> > and
> > > Liszt, unfortunately, I did not find anything which was recorded about
> > that
> > > time.
> > >
> > > I would be grateful for any information.
> > >
> > > With Best Wishes,
> > >
> > > Virág Büky
> > >
> > >
> > > If you can help in her research with any information, please write to
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Many thanks in advance.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > With best wishes,
> > >
> > > Ferenc Szabó
> > >
> > >
> > > "Lendület" Archives and Research Group of 20th-21st Century Hungarian
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