Kodály: Dances of Galanta (Galántai táncok)

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Kodály & Bartók: Orchestral Works

Kodály & Bartók: Orchestral Works


Bartók:

Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

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

Kodály:

Háry János Suite

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock'

William McAlpine (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir

Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13

William McAlpine (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir

Dances of Galanta


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 and Celesta and the Dance Suite again 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.

“The finale goes with an exhilarating swagger, and the balance between the trumpets’ and horns’ imitative block chords is well maintainied” Gramophone Magazine, August 1955 (Kodály: Háry János)

“Orchestra and chorus shine in the Psalm […] Georg Solti is to be congratulated on two such vital readings” Gramophone Magazine, October 1954 (Psalmus Hungaricus, Peacock Variations)

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Kodály: Dances of Galánta and Marosszék

Kodály: Dances of Galánta and Marosszék


Ippolitov-Ivanov:

Caucasian Sketches

Kodály:

Dances of Galánta

Dances of Marosszék

Háry János Suite


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DG Westminster - 4712672

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Kodály: Háry János Suite, etc.

Kodály:

Háry János Suite

Dances of Galanta

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock'


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Bartok: Concerto for 2 pianos & Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Bartok: Concerto for 2 pianos & Kodaly: Dances of Galanta


Bartók:

Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115

Nelson Freire & Martha Argerich (pianos), Jan Labordus & Jan Pustjens (percussion)

Kodály:

Dances of Galanta


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Philips - 4163782

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Bartók & Kodaly: Orchestral Works

Bartók & Kodaly: Orchestral Works


Bartók:

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

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

Kodály:

Dances of Galanta


Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra offer fresh, authentic and perceptive interpretations of works by Bartók and Kodály.

Originally released in 2004, 'Bartok & Kodaly' has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.

Both Bartók works represented here would figure in any round-up of 20th century masterpieces. Intensely expressive and colourful they feature the folk-dance rhythms the composer favoured.

‘Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste’ is Bartók’s tour de force. This is Sir Charles Mackerras’ first recording of this colourful and spectacular work. The ‘Divertimento’ is a work of contrasts: its two bright, joyful outer structures enclose a sombre ‘Adagio’.

Kodály shared Bartók’s fascination with folk music and his ‘Dances of Galánta’ is a symphonic poem

distinguished by brilliant orchestration and cast in rondo form, taking its material from 18th-century verbunkos (Hungarian dance) music.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is a world-renowned orchestra whose recordings with conductors such as Robin Ticciati and Sir Charles Mackerras have resulted in multiple accolades and awards.

In 2011 BBC Music Magazine named Sir Charles Mackerras as one of ‘The 20 Greatest Conductors of All Time’ stating: ‘Known for his eye for detail, exuberance and phenomenal musical memory, Mackerras was also at the forefront of the authentic performance movement.’

Sir Charles Mackerras was the SCO's Conductor Laureate until his passing in 2010, made numerous award winning recordings including BBC Music Magazine's 2010 ‘Disc of the Year’ recording, Mozart Symphonies 38-41.

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Georg Solti conducts Kodaly, Bartok & Rachmaninov

Georg Solti conducts Kodaly, Bartok & Rachmaninov


Bartók:

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

Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

Kodály:

Háry János Suite

Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock'

Dances of Galanta

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Julius Katchen (piano)


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Respighi, Bach, Beethoven & Kodály

Respighi, Bach, Beethoven & Kodály


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

Arnold Steinhardt (violin)

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Arnold Steinhardt (violin), Xiao-fu Zhou (violin)

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Kodály:

Dances of Galanta

Respighi:

Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, P. 172


Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia - COP102

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Kodály: Orchestral Works

Kodály: Orchestral Works


Kodály:

The Peacock

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock'

Háry János Suite

Dances of Galanta


Collected on a single CD are István Kertész’s complete orchestral recordings of Kodály’s music together with the choral song, The Peacock which precedes the Peacock Variations. For thrill, swagger and colour – not to mention Decca’s state-of-the-art sound – these recordings set a benchmark by which all others will be measured. Reviewing the recordings of the Háry János Suite and the Dances of Galánta, Edward Greenfield, reviewing the original LP in The Gramophone’s January 1965 edition predicted that this would become something of a demonstration disc. How right he is!

“These splendid variations, worked Out with unfailing resource, receive brilliant and refined playing from the LSO. A most successful record.” Gramophone Magazine (Peacock Variations)

“A winner from the start. The combination of conductor and orchestra could hardly fail in this brilliant, extrovert music, and with Decca's most spectacular recording quality I imagine this will become something of a demonstration disc […] Dances from Galánta, not quite so empty a piece of brilliance as Ravel’s Bolero but almost in that category, is made to sound very convincing here, right from the moment when Barry Tuckwell's horn lets out a marvellous sort of cock-a-doodle-doo at the beginning.” Gramophone Magazine (Háry János: Suite, Dances of Galánta)

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Kodaly: Dances of Galanta, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Beethoven: Symphony No. 8


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Kodály:

Dances of Galanta

Mozart:

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Jan Mach (clarinet)


FOK - FOK0003-2

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Gerard Schwarz conducts Kodály & Dohnányi

Gerard Schwarz conducts Kodály & Dohnányi


Dohnányi:

Konzertstück in D major for Cello and Orchestra Op. 12

János Starker (cello)

Kodály:

Háry János Suite

Dances of Galanta


When Kodály constructed a suite of music from his opera Háry János, he further immortalised the braggart soldier of the title. Dreamlike and fantastic, the six scenes are imbued with imaginative writing of sweeping intensity, embracing a love-duet, a mock-epic battle, a folk song, and a vigorous recruiting dance. In the Dances of Galánta he again employed the Hungarian verbunkos recruiting dance tradition to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the Budapest Philharmonic Society. The Konzertstück of his compatriot and near-contemporary Ernö Dohnányi is a full scale cello concerto of considerable lyric beauty.

Naxos Seattle Symphony Collection - 8572749

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