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Magnificent Magyars

 
Program 1

On Monday, Bill unearths music from the Renaissance, and we finish the show knowing a little bit more about Hungarian royalty and linguistics than we did at the start. 
 

Trad.: The Beginnings of Polyphonic Church Music in Hungary
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
6:38

Trad.: Music from the Court of King Matthias (excerpt)
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
2:14

Rózsavölgi: Csardas (excerpts)
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
1:28, :33, 1:48

Bakfark: Fantasia & Galliard for Lute
Benko Consort
Hungaroton 31564
4:40

Trad.: Dances from the Vietoris Book of Tablature
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
4:39

Trad.: Three Litanies from Janos Kajoni’s Missal
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
4:55

Trad. Dances fr. a Pozsony Manuscript
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
4:10

Csermák: Vaterlandsliebe (excerpt)
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
1:47

Esterházy: Harmonia Caelestis (excerpts)
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
13:29

Trad: Hajdu Song & Dance
Mandel Quartet
Hungaroton 31429
4:52

 
Program 2

On Tuesday, Bill may not be able to speak Hungarian, but he sure can find a lot of beautiful music and interesting anecdotes from those magnificent Magyars. 

Haydn: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 11, III
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
EMI 56960
4:17

Csermák: Vaterlandsliebe (excerpts)
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
1:41, :53

Rózsavölgi: Three Csdárás
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
8:32

Berlioz: Rákóczy March fr. The Damnation of Faust
LSO/Davis
Phil 156143
4:54

Erkel: Bánk Bán (excerpts)
Budapest Phil/Ferencsik
Hungaroton 11376
2:58, 7:27, 4:42

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9: Carnival in Pest
Cziffra, p.
EMI 67555
9:53, 2:17

 
Program 3

On Wednesday, Liszt shares his thoughts on his Hungarian Rhapsody and we sample some opera from this week’s country of choice. 

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f minor
LSO/Dorati
Mercury 432015
10:42

Erkel: Hunyadi Laszló (excerpts)
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Hungarotron 12581
12:27, 5:20

Joachim: Violin Concerto No. 2, In the Hungarian Style, III
CSO/Kalmar; Barton Pine, v.
Cedille 68
10:58  

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, finale
CSO/Kalmar; Barton Pine, v.
Cedille 68
8:18

Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25, IV (excerpt)
Kremer, v.; Bashmet, vla.; Argerich, p.; Maisky, vc.
DG 463700
2:41

Program 4

On Thursday, a very famous widow is merry and Sofie Von Otter drinks some Hungarian wine on a Sunday among other things. 

Lehár: Waltz fr. The Merry Widow
Philharmonia Hungarica/Dorati
Mer 434338
6:20

Lehár: Hungarian Fantasy, Op.. 45
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel; McDuffie, v.
Telarc 80402
7:58

Bartók: Kossuth, Sz. 21 (excerpt)
Budapest Festival Orch/Fisher
Phil 689002
7:18

Kodály: “Youth is Like a Falcon”, “The Price of Wine on Mohovce Hill” & “Little Apple Fell Into the Mud”
Von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
DG 463479
5:05

Kodály: Three Hungarian Folksongs
Oistrakh, v.; Ginsburg, p.
EMI 69367
4:12

Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sony 62404
15:17

Kodály: “Drinking Wine on a Sunday
Von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
DG 463479
1:12

 
Program 5

On Friday, we finish our final inning of Hungarian music with Ligeti and take a trip to Transylvania. 

Weiner: Divertimento, Op. 20 No. 5: Csürdöngölo
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
2:21

Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion & Orchestra, III
Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion & Orchestra, III
Phil 416378
6:28

Veress: Lassu fr. Four Transylvanian Dances
Camerata Bern/Zehetmair
ECM 1714
3:29

Ligeti: Four Wedding Dances
Philharmonia Orch & King’s Singers members
Sony 62311
4:58

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (excerpts)
Ensemble Wein-Berlin
Sony 48052
5:37

Weiner: Divertimento
Budapest Strings
Capp 10528
1:27

Kodály: Háry János Suite
CSO/Solti
Lon 443444
22:45

Williams: Excerpt from Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Boston Pops/Williams
Phil 260602
2:44

 

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