Buried Tresasure: Music From Hungary – pt. 2

Listening Guide

With Lew Smoley

The Works

Lehar
Hungarian Fantasy

Bartok
Kossuth

Kodaly
Psalmus Hungaricus
1st movement

2nd movement

3rd movement

4th movement

Kalman
Gypsy Princess Waltz

Lajtha
3rd String Quartet
Andante

Allegro

Commodo

Poco Lento

Vivo

Weiner
Suite of Hungarian Dances

Zador
Hungarian Capriccio

Kadosa
Symphony No. 4

Seiber
Fantasie Concertante

Farkas
Old Hungarian Dances
Intrada

Slow Dance

Shoulder Blade Dance

Dance of the Prince of Transylvania

Dance of Lazar Apor

Chorea

Leaping Dance

Sturring Tune (Csardas)

Rozsa
Theme Variations and Finale
Theme

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4

Variation 5

Variation 6

Variation 7

Variation 8

Finale

Goldmark
Overture: In The Spring

Lang
The Death of a Faun

Tardos
Upon The Cities Outskirts

Szervansky
Concerto: Movements 1 and 2

David
Symphony No. 4

Mihaly
Apokryphs

Marcos
Music Di Ballo

Sarai
Symphony No. 2

One Response to “Buried Tresasure: Music From Hungary – pt. 2”

  1. Cliff Brand Says:

    Hello Lew,
    I had to take a moment to say that your podcast is everything I ever wished I could find in a classical music station: commercial-free, informative (but not pedantic) commentary, and best of all, excellent music. The series on Hungary has been especially enjoyable. As a music major in the seventies, we were always told that the only important Hungarian composers were Liszt, Bartók and Kodály. The only Bartok we ever heard was the Concerto for Orchestra (so all the serialists could complain that he “sold out”), and we never heard any Kodály. I am in awe at the depth and variety of the Hungarian musical world – its melodic invention and all those shimmering orchestrations. That Psalmus Hungaricus was rapturous! Tell me: in your opinion, do the Hungarians have a greater gift for music than other cultures, or does it just seem that way because of the excellent examples you showcased?
    It did not escape my notice that some of your source recordings are on vinyl. How available are these recordings for purchase?

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