Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Old and new Hungarian dances

Hungarian by Brahms? The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra from Budapest is better off with folkloristically influenced works by "own" composers. Zoltán Kodály incorporates four Magyar folk songs and a dance melody into his "Hungarian Rondo". Five old Hungarian dances from Csárdás to Verbunkos are offered by Léo Weiner in his Divertimento. However, Béla Bartók also parodies the salon style of Hungarian pseudo-folklore in the final movement of his Divertimento for Strings. Munich-born Karl Amadeus Hartmann also dances out of line. The latter, however, wrote his Chamber Concerto for Clarinet, String Quartet and Strings in 1935 in the spirit of and in reverence for Zoltán Kodály.

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Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Pablo Barragán


Sárközy Lajos Ensemble

István Várdai

Conduction and violoncello

Zoltán Kodály
Hungarian Rondo

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Chamber concerto for clarinet, string quartet and string orchestra

Béla Bartók
Divertimento for string orchestra

Zoltán Kodály
Kallo Double Dance

Leó Weiner
Divertimento No. 1 "Old Hungarian Dances" op. 20

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