Zoltan Kodaly

Dante Quartet

String Quartet Nos 1 & 2

€ 19.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Hyperion
  • UPC 0034571179995
  • Catalog number CDA 67999
  • Release date 25 February 14

About the album

In the chamber works recorded here, spanning Kodály’s career, we can hear an unwavering desire to place genuine Hungarian folk music (rather than the ‘style hongrois’ espoused by the Strauss family and many other composers) within classical music traditions. Bartók wrote of his compatriot that ‘if I were to name the composer whose works are the most perfect embodiment of the Hungarian spirit, I would answer, Kodály’.

The Dante Quartet, winners of the BBC Music Magazine Award for their album of Franck and Fauré, respond to this music with dancing energy and folkloric simplicity.

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