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Lajtha: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 / Pasquet, Pecs Symphony


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573646  
Composer:  László Lajtha
Conductor:  Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pecs Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lázsló Lajtha was one of the most significant Hungarian composers of the 20th century, yet his international recognition suffered under Communist suppression and his remarkable oeuvre remains neglected. Described by the composer as "very tragic, epic, like a ballad", the Fifth Symphony is a heartfelt and forceful statement reflecting persecution and the elusive nature of hope. With its moments of nocturnal enchantment and sparkling humor, the Sixth Symphony is enriched by uniquely colorful orchedstration. These moods are also present in the wittily brilliant overture to Lajtha's ballet Lysistrata. Lázsló Lajtha was one of the most significant Hungarian composers of the 20th century, yet his international recognition suffered under Communist suppression and his remarkable oeuvre remains neglected. Described by the composer as "very tragic, epic, like a ballad", the Fifth Symphony is a heartfelt and forceful statement reflecting persecution and the elusive nature of hope. With its moments of nocturnal enchantment and sparkling humor, the Sixth Symphony is enriched by uniquely colorful orchedstration. These moods are also present in the wittily brilliant overture to Lajtha's ballet Lysistrata. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6, Op. 61 by László Lajtha
Conductor:  Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pecs Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Hungary 
2.
Symphony no 5, Op. 55 by László Lajtha
Conductor:  Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pecs Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Hungary 
3.
Lysistrata, Op. 19a: Overture by László Lajtha
Conductor:  Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pecs Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Hungary 

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