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Music by Kodály
and Dohnányi -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... the orchestra captures with apparent ease the seductive idiom of this music.'

Kodály: Háry János Suite; Dohnányi: Konzertstück for Cello. © 1989, 1991, 2012 Naxos Rights International Ltd

It has never been easy to decide whether in central Europe the Czechs or the Hungarians are the more musical. The situation was worse confounded when, after the First World War, the Hungarian area of Galánta began to seesaw between the two countries. It was the map-making Hitler who finally redrew it as part of Hungary. As the son of a station-master there, on the route between Budapest and Bratislava, Kodály as a boy must have cheered on many a train chugging between the two cities before later spending seven years in the district collecting folk tunes...

Copyright © 11 October 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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KODÁLY: HÁRY JÁNOS; DOHNÁNYI: KONZERTSTÜCK

ZOLTAN KODALY

ERNO DOHNANYI

NAXOS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CELLO MUSIC

CZECH REPUBLIC

HUNGARY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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