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Doráti Conducts Kodály And Bartók


Release Date: 09/12/1990 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 432005   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Béla BartókZoltán Kodály
Performer:  Toni Koves-Steiner
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Hungarica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief Engineer and Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine

Produced for Compact Disc by Wilma Cozart Fine

The combination of the Hungarians Doráti, Kodály and Bartók in the present recording is a happy one since few interpretive artsists were as closely associated with these composers and their works as the late, former music director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. While still in his teens, Antal Doráti (1906-1988) studied with Kodály and Bartók at the Budapest Academy of Music, and from the time he made his conductorial debut at the age of 18, was an ardent supporter of their
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The Minneapolis recordings were made in Northrop Memorial Auditorium of the University of Minnesota on November 17, 1956.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Hungarian Sketches (5), Sz 97 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Romanian Folkdances for String Orchestra, Sz 68 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Dances of Marosszék by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Hungary 
4.
Dances of Galánta by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Hungary 
5.
Háry János, Op. 15: Suite by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Toni Koves-Steiner (Cimbalom)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Hungary 

Featured Sound Samples

Romanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra (Bartók)
Dances of Galánta (Kodály)

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