Lajtha - Symphonies 8 & 9 | Naxos 8573648

Lajtha - Symphonies 8 & 9

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573648

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th September 2017



Pecs Symphony Orchestra


Nicolas Pasquet


Lajtha, Laszlo

Symphony no.8, op.66
Symphony no.9, op.67


Pecs Symphony Orchestra


Nicolas Pasquet


Reflecting Hungary’s troubled times following the Soviet suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Lajtha’s last two symphonies are deeply emotional and dramatic works ranging from tragic intensity to optimism. Whereas the Eighth Symphony was aptly described by the composer’s wife as ‘a tragedy without consolation’, the emotional power and the melodic beauty of the Ninth Symphony evoke suffering, happiness and hope. A huge success at its 1963 Parisian premiere, the work was acclaimed by the critic Claude Rostand as ‘the one that convinced us that László Lajtha was truly one of the greatest symphonic composers of the 20th century’.

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