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Zoltán Kodály – BBC Radio 3 composer of the week

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 08 Juni 2015

Zoltán Kodály (c) Universal EditionListeners have approximately 23 days left to listen to the five “composer of the week” episodes on Zoltán Kodály that were presented by Donald Macleod of BBC Radio 3 over the course of the last week.

Find an overview of the available episodes on BBC Radio 3.

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Zoltán Kodály in Auckland

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 03 Juni 2015

Psalmus HungaricusConductor Sarah Bisley, the Aorangi Singers and Ensemble Polymnia present a unique all-Hungarian classical concert on 7 June at the Q Theatre in Auckland.

From the programme:

“Our final work is the incredible Psalmus Hungaricus, composed by Zoltan Kodaly in 1923 and rarely heard in the Hungarian language (as it will be tonight) outside of its native country. We are excited to have the internationally acclaimed opera and lieder singer, David Hamilton, as our tenor soloist, the well-known actor and director Raymond Hawthorne as the narrator of the poems in English and the children’s choir from Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland.”

Find out more on the website of the Q Theatre

Kodály: The Dante Quartet’s records Kodály’s String Quartet Nos. 1 & 2 ★★★★★

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 21 März 2014

The Dante Quartet (c) Giorgia Bertazzi
Kodály: String Quartet Nos. 1 & 2 (c) HyperionGeoffrey Norris of The Telegraph has reviewed the Dante Quartet’s recent recording of Zoltán Kodály’s String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, Intermezzo and Gavotte, stating that the Quartet “responds both subtly and animatedly to Zoltán Kodály's piquant, passionate music.”

Read the full review on The Telegraph.

The CD has been released on Hyperion.

IX. Hungarian Dance Festival opens with Kodály

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 14 Juni 2013

Kodály (c) Szabó AttilaThe IX. Hungarian Dance Festival opens with choreographer Velekei László’s new ballet Kodály, which will be premièred by the Ballet Company of Győr on Monday, 17 June in Győr. The two-act ballet features music by Zoltán Kodály, including his Dances of Galánta.

László Velekei about Kodály: “In my new choreography, I will not only address the audience with the play of bodies and emotions. Experience, good or bad, as well as sharing emotions within a community is always elevating. It will reinforce us, it will help us, therefore we will not be left alone. Disaffiliating from apathy, enterprise something daring; knowing ourselves hold out with the other and build something different and new.”