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listen  1. Kodály: Galántai táncok (Dances of Galánta)Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer15:52Album Only
listen  2. Kodály: Táncnóta (Dancing song)Children'S Choir Magificat, Budapest 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Kodály: Marosszéki táncok (Dances of Marosszèk) - for orchestraBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer11:40Album Only
listen  4. Kodály: Gergely-járás (St. Gregory's day)Children's Choir Miraculum, Kecskemet and Unknown 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Kodály: Instrumental excerpts from the opera Háry János - from: version 1929 (Germany 1931) - The flute playing HussarErika Sebok and Oszkár Ökrös 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Kodály: Instrumental excerpts from the opera Háry János - from: version 1929 (Germany 1931) - The old womanBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer and Peter Lukacs 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Kodály: Instrumental excerpts from the opera Háry János - from: version 1929 (Germany 1931) - The Jewish familyGabriella Pivon 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Kodály: Instrumental excerpts from the opera Háry János - from: version 1929 (Germany 1931) - Háry riding LuciferBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Kodály: Instrumental excerpts from the opera Háry János - from: version 1929 (Germany 1931) - The two gypsiesGábor Takács-Nagy and Iván Fischer 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Kodály: Túrót eszik a cigány (See the gypsies)Children'S Choir Magificat, Budapest 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kodály: Háry János Suite - Prelude; the fairy tale beginsBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Kodály: Háry János Suite - Viennese musical clockBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Kodály: Háry János Suite - SongBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 5:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Kodály: Háry János Suite - The battle and defeat of NapoleonBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Kodály: Háry János Suite - IntermezzoBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Kodály: Háry János Suite - Entrance of the emperor and his courtBudapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Children's Choir Magnificat, Children's Choir Miraculum
  • Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Conductor: Ivan Fischer
  • Composer: Zoltán Kodály
  • Audio CD (April 20, 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B00000JLEW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,063 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kodály's music can be a lot of fun, and this disc is programmed for maximum entertainment value. The two sets of dances, which should be 20th-century Top 100 classical favorites, are about as entertaining as music is permitted to be, are the excerpts from the singspiel H&@225;ry János (which is Top 100, deservedly), the better- with the lesser-known music interspersed to excellent effect. Fischer adds to the mix three brief choral arrangements of Hungarian folk songs. The two children's choruses sing like angels, and the orchestra plays throughout with a tasty idiomatic quality, snapping the rhythms and emphasizing the imaginative color of the orchestration. If your collection isn't already overloaded with Kodály, this disc will be an excellent addition. --Leslie Gerber

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The Hary Janos is also well played and nicely recorded.
Neal Stevens
The remainder of the disc includes three works for choir based on Kodaly's lifelong interest in collecting folk music, and interest he shared with Bartok.
I. Giles
Fischer has long been associated with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and they play this music as if it's in their blood.
Stanley Crowe

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a very enticing Kodaly program which includes most of the popular orchestral works. Only the Peacock Variations is missing from the usual canon and instead we are treated to songs that Kodaly wrote for the benefit of children's chorus. However, they are as enjoyable to hear as they must have been stimulating to perform. The singing of this children's choir is a joy, making this inclusion especially welcome. Also included are brief excerpts from the singspiel Hary Janos, some of which will be familiar to those who have heard the Hary Janos Suite. The more familiar orchestral works are given exceptionally vivid, colorful readings. There is scarcely a phrase upon which Fischer and his splendid players fail to shed new light. Fischer gets the best of both worlds from his players: Eastern flair and western-calibre polish. Not to single out any section at the expense of the others but the sound of the wind solos stand out in my mind as being excitingly gypsy-like and full of fantasy. The recorded sound is stereoscopically vivid and atmospheric.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John Kwok HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ivan Fischer certainly enhances his reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of Eastern European 19th and 20th Century Classical Music with this exciting set of Kodaly performances, most notably the Hary Janos suite. The Budapest Festival Orchestra gives lively performances replete with Western perfection and Eastern European charm. The children's choruses are equally delightful. The warm, atmospheric sound quality reminds me a lot of classical Philips recordings made in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw concert hall back in the 1970's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Zoltán Kodály's music is far too seldom played. With recordings such as this one with Ivan Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra in some of Kodály most accessible works perhaps that will change. If ever there were a combination of components to offer definitive performances of the works of Zoltán Kodály, they are certainly here. Fischer knows his way around this repertoire and draws some brilliant playing from the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

'Háry János' is a terrific opera, filled with wit and wisdom and overflowing with fine music. The Suite derived from the opera is here presented with six excerpts and the sound is pungent and obeys the exacting rhythms and melodies perfectly. The 'Dances of Galánta' are more frequently included in orchestral programs than the equally fascinating and beautiful 'Dances of Marosszék', and Fischer makes such a fine impression with this latter work that hopefully it will be available in more orchestras' repertoire. Also included are some works for chorus and orchestra, works not familiar to this listener before this recording. There is a joy in Kodály's music that is magnified by the voices of children and these works are irresistible.

This is not only a worthy performance of terrific music, but also the production values are first rate. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, October 06
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Santa Fe Listener HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 20, 2007
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The classical music world has come to rely upon Ivan Fischer as a one-amn spokesman for Hungarian music as performed by the best of Hungarian musicians. His approach to the whole canon from Liszt to Bartok has brought a native flavor that international conductors can't match. That's certainly ture in this exceptional Kodaly disc, where even the two familiar works, an extended Hary Janos Suite and the Galanta Dances, sound brighter, wittier, and more vivacious than eer before.

Like Copland in this country, whose idiom was sophisticated and yet folk-based, Kodaly's music speaks directly to several flavors of Hungarian culture, and Fischer is able to capture them all. The unfamiliar works here make the program even more savory, with a smattering of folk songs for children's chorus and a longish (11 min.) transcirption of Marossxek Dances written for piano. Yet in was in the impish Hary Janos excerpts that I felt I understood the raucous, piquant hero for the first time, even beyond what Istvan Kertesz gave us thirty years ago in his acclaimed Decca recording of the complete work. It's all quite brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. J. Delissen on October 18, 2009
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Many legendary Kodaly recordings were made in the fifties and early sixties. Ivan Fisher managed to capture the same spark and enthousiasm of these old recordings together with the true Hungarian sentiment. With Philips He brought the life of the legendary recordings to the digital domain of today... Very clear and outstanding playing by the Budapest Festival Orchestra
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