Rock stars play Bartók on new album

Famous musicians will play Bartók adaptations on a new double LP by a Hungarian-German producer, Origo reports.

The producer is Hungarian-born Leslie (László) Mandoki, of Dschinghis Khan fame. The album will feature an all-star cast of musicians such as guitar player Al DiMeola, three-time Grammy winner keyboard player Cory Henry, Jethro Tull lead vocalist Ian Anderson, Grammy-winner jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker on the instruments and singers such as former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball and former Manfred Mann's Earth Band singer and guitarist Chris Thompson.

The producer, Mandoki, was born in Budapest in 1953, and received classical training in percussion at the Budapest Conservatory and fled to Germany in 1975 to avoid persecution by the Communist government for being a member of the student opposition.

His biggest hit, Dschinghis Khan, was the German entry in the 1979 Eurovision song contest, finishing fourth.