Maestro Dorati

Antal Doráti:
some outstanding recordings

Bartok on CD


...I heard Menuhin and Doráti perform the work at the Holland Festival, Scheveningen. Their performance then was white-hot, just like the one on this CD ...(Violin Concerto No 2)... This first UK stereo release further enhances Doráti's claim to be the supreme Bartók conductor... (Second Suite)
Bill Newman, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, December 1995

Bartók: Violin Concerto No 2; Second Suite
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Antal Doráti / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Mercury CD 434 350-2
Recorded February 1957

...Doráti... was one of the few who respected a composer's score... he was actually one of the finest Beethoven conductors of our time
Gunther Schuller: The Complete Conductor, OUP, 1997

Beethoven: Symphony No 5
Antal Doráti / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 2535 216 (LP)
Recorded May 1975
  Beethoven 5 on CD
Tchaikovsky of the finest ever recording of the Pathetique... The Finale is masterly... The Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy-Overture is just great. What a disc!
Bill Newman, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, December 1995

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, Pathetique; Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy-Overture
Antal Doráti / London Symphony Orchestra
Mercury CD 434 353-2
Recorded June 1960 and June 1959