Bela Bartók' pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin was banned after its first performance in 1926, but the composer' orchestral suite quickly became a popular concert work, appreciated for its energetic rhythms and daring harmonies. Though facetiously
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A better Bartok than Brahms, but still goodMarch 24 2013
John J. Puccio
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Format: Audio CD
Naxos oddly couple Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin Suite with Brahms's First Symphony, trying to make a connection between the two works by saying they are both "revolutionary." If you can forget the tenuous relationship and just enjoy the music for itself, you may be better off.