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Gerard McBurney on 'The Miraculous Mandarin'

Composed in 1927, Béla Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin Suite was first performed at Carnegie Hall on October 5, 1948, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

On October 30, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, Music Director and Conductor, will perform the piece in a program that also includes Arvo Pärt's Fratres, and Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

In this audio presentation, British composer and writer Gerard McBurney discusses the political and social background of The Miraculous Mandarin.


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