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.
11String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2 I. Andante poco rubato – Allegro
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly11:54
12String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2 II. Lento assai, tranquillo
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly12:52
13String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2 III. Presto
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly04:05
14String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2 IV. Allegro
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly12:27
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly05:10
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly02:35
17String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 I. Allegro
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly06:00
18String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 II. Andante, quasi recit.
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly04:52
19String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 III. Allegro giocoso
Composer: Zoltan Kodaly06:36