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Universal Edition - Zoltán Kodály – Dances of Galánta

Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály
Dances of Galánta

Year of composition: 1933
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Zoltán Kodály
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 4 2 0 0 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
timpani
percussion
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of Contents:
Tänze aus Galanta für Orchester
Duration: 13′
Dedication: A Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság alakulásának 80. évfordulójára.
To the 80th anniversary of the Budapest Philharmonic Society.
 
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Tänze aus Galanta

World Première

Location: Budapest / Hungary
Date: 23.10.1933
Orchestra: Orchester der Philharmonischen Gesellschaft Budapest
Conductor: Ernö Dohnányi

Work Introduction

Zoltán Kodály composed Tänze aus Galánta for the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra in 1933. He chose the themes from written librettos: “Galánta is a small, Hungarian market town on the old railway line between Vienna and Budapest, where the composer spent seven years of his childhood. At that time, a famous gipsy band lived there, who gave the child his first taste of ‘orchestral sound’. Several volumes of Hungarian dances were published in Vienna around 1800, including one ‘by various gipsies from Galánta’. The principle motifs of this work come from those volumes.” (Kodály, from the preface) 

Study score – Dances of Galánta

For the "Dances of Galánta" Zoltán Kodály used motifs of the Hungarian dance music that have been passed on by the Romani people for centuries, and transformed them into an orchestral work.

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE34121
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6661-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08018-0
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Dances of Galánta

Future Performances

21.04.2017
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY (USA), Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: JoAnn Falletta


22.04.2017
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY (USA), Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: JoAnn Falletta


22.04.2017
Location: Taichung's National Chunghsing Hall, Taichung (RC), Orchestra: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen


23.04.2017
Location: Pingtung Performing Arts Center, Pingtung (RC), Orchestra: National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen


24.04.2017 - SEL / König / Angelich
Location: Grand Auditorium, Luxembourg (L), Orchestra: Solistes Européens, Luxembourg, Conductor: Christoph König

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