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Zoltan Kodaly

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Adagio (arr. for cello and piano) (5)
Adagio (arr. for viola and piano) (5)
Adagio (6)
An Ode for Music (1)
Ballet Music (1)
Bicinia Hungarica (1)
Capriccio for solo cello (2)
Cello Sonata, op.4 (5)
Cello Sonatina (2)
Children's Dances (12) (3)
Chorale Preludes (3) (3)
Concerto for Orchestra (5)
Dances of Galanta (25)
Dances of Marosszek (version for piano) (4)
Dances of Marosszek (11)
Duo for violin and cello, op.7 (28)
Epigrammak (3)
Epigrams (7) for double bass and piano (1)
Este (Evening) (3)
Esti dal (5)
Fantasia Cromatica (after J S Bach's BWV903) (3)
Gavotte for 3 violins and cello (1)
Gavotte (1)
Geneva Psalm114 (1)
Geneva Psalm 121 (1)
Hary Janos, op.15 (excerpts transcribed by Andor Foldes) (1)
» Song
Hary Janos, op.15 (5)
Hary Janos Suite (arr. Andor Foldes) (1)
Hary Janos Suite (25)
Hungarian Dances (3) (arr. Fejgin) (1)
Hungarian Dances (3) (3)
Hungarian Folk Music (1)
» Jugend
Hungarian Rondo (3)
Il pleut dans la ville (2)
Intermezzo (3)
Jezus es a kufarok (2)
Laudes Organi (3)
Media Vita in morte sumus (1)
Meditation on a theme by Claude Debussy (5)
Minuetto serio (1)
Missa Brevis (9)
» Gloria
Norveg leanyok (Norwegian girls) (1)
Organnoeida ad missam lectam (Csendes mise) (1)
Pange Lingua (2)
Piano Pieces (9) (2)
Pieces for piano (7), op.11 (10)
»
Prelude and Fugue for cello and piano (after JS Bach) (1)
Prelude for flute and guitar (after J S Bach) (1)
Psalm 114 (1)
Psalmus Hungaricus, op.13 (6)
Romance lyrique (1)
Serenade for 2 violins and viola, op.12 (Trio Serenade) (3)
Sonata for solo cello, op.8 (33)
Sonata for violin and cello (1)
Sonatina for cello and piano (4)
String Quartet no.1, op.2 (2)
String Quartet no.2, op.10 (7)
Summer Evening (4)
Symphony in C major (2)
Szekely Fono (The Transylvanian Spinning Room) (1)
Szelkely keserves (1)
The Music Makers (2)
The Peacock (3)
Theatre Overture (2)
Turot eszik a cigany (1)
Valsette (3)
Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, 'The Peacock' (13)

Zoltán Kodály (16 December 1882 – 6 March 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is best known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method.

In 1905 he visited remote villages to collect songs, recording them on phonograph cylinders. In 1906 he wrote the thesis on Hungarian folk song ("Strophic Construction in Hungarian Folksong"). Around this time Kodály met fellow composer Béla Bartók, whom he took under his wing and introduced to some of the methods involved in folk song collecting. The two became lifelong friends and champions of each other's music.

All these works show a great originality of form and content, a very interesting blend of highly sophisticated mastery in the Western-European style of music, including classical, late-romantic, impressionistic and modernist tradition and at the other hand profound knowledge and respect for the folk music in Hungary and the Hungarian-inhabited areas of Slovakia and Romania. Partly because of the Great War and subsequent major geopolitical changes in the region, partly because of a naturally rather diffident temperament in youth, Kodály had no major public success until 1923. This was the year when one of his best-known pieces, Psalmus Hungaricus, was given its first performance at a concert to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the union of Buda and Pest (Bartók's Dance Suite premiered on the same occasion.)

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Recent Kodaly releases

Andre Navarra: The Cello
Andre Navarra: The Cello

£33.26

(Fondamenta)

Early Stereo Recordings Vol.4: Albeniz, Bizet, Kodaly & Ravel
Early Stereo Recordings Vol.4: Albeniz, Bizet, Kodaly & Ravel

£12.56

(First Hand Records)

Denes Kovacs Vol.3: Violin Concertos and other works by Hungarian Composers
Denes Kovacs Vol.3: Violin Concertos and other works by Hungarian Composers

£35.96

(Doremi)

Kodaly - Duo, op.7; Dvorak - ‘Dumky’ Trio
Kodaly - Duo, op.7; Dvorak - ‘Dumky’ Trio

£12.56

(Alpha)

Joseph Szigeti: The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Joseph Szigeti: The Complete Columbia Album Collection

£67.46

(Sony)

Solo: Kodaly, Ligeti, Britten
Solo: Kodaly, Ligeti, Britten

£12.56

(Cobra)

Arthur Grumiaux: Complete Philips Recordings
Arthur Grumiaux: Complete Philips Recordings

£152.96

(Decca)

Continuum: Works for Cello & Piano by Cassado, Stravinsky, Kodaly, Schnittke & Reger
Continuum: Works for Cello & Piano by Cassado, Stravinsky, Kodaly, Schnittke & Reger

£12.56

(Genuin)

Gillian Weir: A Celebration
Gillian Weir: A Celebration

£85.46

(Australian Eloquence)

A Journey for Two: Xenakis, Kodaly, Honegger, Skalkottas
A Journey for Two: Xenakis, Kodaly, Honegger, Skalkottas

£12.56

(C-AVI)