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Zoltan Kodaly

July 9, 2013

Performance Today for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It was a brave choice in 1939. Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly wrote a set of shimmering variations on a folk song called "Fly, Peacock, Fly," a song about escaping from tyranny. His piece was promptly banned by the Hungarian authorities in 1940, but JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic have brought it back to life in a recent concert. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear the once-banned work from a live performance in Buffalo, New York.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Zoltan Kodaly
    Three Hungarian Dances
    David Oistrach, violin; Naum Walter, piano
    Album: David und Igor Oistrach Vol 3; Berlin Classics 2132
  • Frederic Chopin
    Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York
  • Zoltan Kodaly
    Variations on a Hungarian Folksong The Peacock
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falleta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Joao Gilberto, arr. Colin Jacobsen
    Dawn Upshaw, sopranol; The Knights; Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Ravinia Festival, Martin Theatre, Highland Park, IL

hour 2

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Nocturne, Op. 19 in D minor
    Nina Kotova, cello; Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Constantine Orbelian, conductor
    Album: Philips 462612
  • Francesco Maria Veracini
    Overture VI in G minor for two oboes, bassoon, and strings - 1. Allegro, 2. Largo, 3.Minuetto, 4. Allegro,
    Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, conductor & harpsichordist; Shai Kribus, oboe; Michele Favaro, oboe; Giulia Genini, bassoon
    Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA
  • Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3 - II. Poco adagio
    Calidore String Quartet: Jeffrey Myers, violin; Ryan Meehan, violin; Jere
    Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Roberto Abbado, conductor; Bion Tsang, cello
    Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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