Marlboro Music Festival: 50th Anniversary Album

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Winner: CMA Award The Marlboro Music Festival has been a mecca for chamber music in America. Founded by Rudolf Serkin, the Festival recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of these performances. Highlights include Benita Valente's gorgeous reading of Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, and Sandor Vegh leading a wild performance of Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra.

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Disc A

Ludwig van Beethoven
Three Marches for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 45
Cecile Licad, piano; Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano
(recorded July, 1979)

Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor
Pina Carmirelli, violin; Endre Granat, violin
Martha Strongin Katz, viola; Ronald Leonard, cello
(recorded August, 1969)

Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Benita Valente, soprano; Harold Wright, clarinet
Rudolf Serkin, piano
(recorded July, 1969)

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Hiroko Yajima, violin
Annemarie Moorcroft, viola; Sophie Shao, cello
(recorded August, 1995)

Disc B

Bela Bartok
Divertimento for String Orchestra
The Marlboro Festival Strings
Sandor Vegh, conductor
(recorded July, 1974)

Gyorgy Kurtag
Quintet for Winds, Op. 2
Tanya Dusevic, flute; Rudolph Vrbsky, oboe
Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon
Sarah Dussing, horn
(recorded August, 1997)

Gyorgy Kurtag
Hommage a Mihaly Andras
(12 Microludes for string quartet)

Robert Waters, violin; Catherine Szepes, violin
Jessica Troy, viola; Siegfried Palm, cello
(recorded August, 1997)

Gyorgy Ligeti
String Quartet No. 1
(Metamorphoses nocturnes)

Soovin Kim, violin; Catherine Cho, violin
Kirsten Johnson, viola; Siegfried Palm, cello
(recorded August, 1996)

BRIDGE 9108A/B (two discs)