Zoltan Kodaly & Bela Bartók: Orchestral Works

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2 CD

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Australian Eloquence

20 Ιουλίου 2021Ερώτηση για το προϊόν

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028948065998

Béla Bartók

Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

Zoltan Kodály

Dances of Galanta (Galántai táncok)

Háry János Suite

Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong ‘The Peacock’

Αναλυτική Παρουσίαση

Béla Bartók

Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

Zoltan Kodály

Háry János Suite

Dances of Galanta (Galántai táncok)

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong ‘The Peacock’

London Philharmonic OrchestraSir Georg Solti (Conductor)

Zoltan Kodály

Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13

William McAlpine (Tenor), London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic OrchestraSir Georg Solti (Conductor)

Georg Solti studied piano with Bartók and although they never developed a close personal relationship, Solti was always in awe of the composer’s dedication and intensity. Bartók’s music featured regularly in Solti’s concert programs and he recorded the ‘Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta’ and the ‘Dance Suite’ for Decca. This 1952 recording of the ‘Dance Suite’ with the London Philharmonic Orchestra was one of his earliest orchestral discs and the conductor’s instinctive sense of rhythm is ever-pervasive. There are also some delightful touches of humour to be encountered in these recordings, such as those in Kodály’s ‘Háry János’ Suite.

Kodály’s ‘Psalmus Hungaricus’ was the first work to bring him international recognition and it also brought him back into favour at home. It was composed to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of the cities of Óbuda, Buda and Pest to form modern-day Budapest. Solti revisited both the ‘Peacock Variations’ and ‘Psalmus Hungaricus’ 43 years after the present recording, in June 1997. This 1954 recording of Kodály’s choral masterpiece is performed in English.

Reviews

‘Orchestra and chorus shine in the Psalm … Georg Solti is to be congratulated on two such vital readings’ (Psalmus Hungaricus, Peacock Variations) Gramophone

‘The finale goes with an exhilarating swagger and the balance between the trumpets’ and horns’ imitative block chords is well maintainied’ (Kodály: Háry János) Gramophone