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Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, born in 1905. If you would read Kodály's biography, you could only do so with increasing astonishment. Not only did he reach the honarable age of 84, throughout his whole life he remained astoundingly prolific - and with great success. Moreover, besides his work as a composer, Kodály was active as a conductor, (ethno-)musicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. And in each of these areas, he had a pioneering role, always with exceptional passion and dedication. To name but one example: together with his friend Belá Bartók he worked on a ten volume reference guide to Hungarian music, which appeared from 1951 with each volume spanning more than a thousand pages.

Yet, Kodály gained acclaim for his compositions as well, with his Psalmus hungaricus (1923) en his opera Háry János (1926) as the pinnacles of his musical career. The core of his body of work consists of vocal music, in particular works for choir, but his instrumental music is just as impressive. His master piece Laudes Organi, written one year before his death, truly proves that Kodály's creative energy stayed with him to the bitter end. 

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A Journey For Two

A Journey For Two

Jonian Ilias Kadesha & Vashti Hunter

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Kodály

Kodály

Julian Steckel

Zoltán Kodály
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Kyrie

Kyrie

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

Leoš Janáček, Francis Poulenc, Zoltán Kodály
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Kodaly and Ravel Sonatas for Violin and Cello

Kodaly and Ravel Sonatas for Violin and Cello

Kirsten Yon and Jeffrey Lastrapes

Zoltán Kodály, Maurice Ravel
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