Boulez, Bartok Piano Concerto No 1

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Western Daily Press 3 June 1972, Helen Reid.
Bath Festival, Boulez and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Bartok Piano Concerto No.1

...The soloist in Bartok’s Piano Concerto No 1 was Australian Roger Woodward.  While one admired his amazing technique in this fiendishly difficult work, it was hard to take such unrelenting ferocity….  Bartok uses the piano as a percussion instrument only…...