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Kodaly conducts Kodaly

Kodaly / Roesler / Gyurkovics / Gancs / Cser
Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Hungaroton   Catalog #: 3267778   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Endre RöslerTimea CserGeorg LittasyMaria Gyurkovics,   ... 
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A composer’s written and verbal comments on his own work are invaluable for both the performer and the musicologist. The composer’s own interpretations as a performer of his own works can be taken as more important than written and oral “confessions” are. Koda?ly did not train as a performer, and it was at the relatively ripe age of 35, coincident with his Psalmus Hungaricus becoming a world success, that he was persuaded to take up the conductor’s baton - and with a single exception, he felt called upon to conduct only his own works.

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This wonderful set includes Kodály’s own recorded performances of some of his best music, including the stupendous Psalmus Hungaricus which
Read more both the composer and many of his admirers considered his masterpiece. Kodály was a pretty good conductor despite his coming to it reluctantly and without much training, and better yet, he knew exactly what he wanted his music to sound like, so the overall effect is pretty powerful.The production is good, and texts are included.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Psalmus hungaricus, Op. 13 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Endre Rösler ()
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Hungary 
Length: 24 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Missa Brevis for soloists, chorus & orchestra (arranged from version with organ) by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Timea Cser (), Georg Littasy (), Endre Rösler (),
Maria Gyurkovics (), Edit Gancs ()
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Period: Modern 
Written: 1948 
Length: 30 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Budavári Te Deum by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  András Faragó (), Tibor Udvardy (), Iren Szecsody ()
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Hungary 
Length: 21 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Summer evening by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906/1929; Hungary 
Length: 21 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Orchestra by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Zoltán Kodály
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; Hungary 
Length: 22 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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