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The Sunday Prom


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The last in this series of Henry Wood
Promenade concerts
- features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti in a performance of the Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok Introduced by Richard Baker
The CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA caused a tremendous stir when they visited the Proms in 1978. As part of their return visit, recorded last night, the choice of music could not be more appropriate: this is Bartok's centenary year;
SIR GEORG SOLTY was a student of Bartok's in Budapest, and the Chicago Orchestra has the superb virtuosity that this 20th-century masterpiece requires.
As Bartok himself wrote: 'The title of this' symphony-like orchestral work is explained by its tendency to treat the single instrument or instrument groups in a " concertante " or soloistic manner.'
A BBC co-production with the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, General Manager JOHN S. EDWARDS


Unknown: Henry Wood
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Unknown: Sir Georg Solty
Unknown: Jeff Baker
Producer: Rodney Greenberg
Director: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: John S. Edwards

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