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Donald Macleod looks at Kodaly's efforts to create stage works, a choral tradition and orchestral pieces, as well as an educational method, all rooted in native Magyar folk music.

See the Gypsy Eats Cheese
Children's Choir Magnificat
Ivan Fischer (conductor)
Philips 462 824-2 DDD, Tr 10

Love duet and Recruiting Song (Hary Janos)
Sandor Solyom-Nagy (Hary)
Klara Takacs (Orzse)
Hungarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Janos Ferencsik (conductor)
Hungaroton HCD 12837-38, CD1 Tr 6, CD2 Tr 5

St Gregory Procession
Children's Choir Miraculum
Ivan Fischer (conductor)
Philips 462 824-2 DDD, Tr 4

The Peacock
Hungarian Workers Choir
BBC recording - not commercially available

Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
Adam Fischer (conductor)
Nimbus NI 5284, Tr 8.

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Thu 30 Jul 2009 12:00

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