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Zoltan Kodaly

Weekend of July 13, 2013

Performance Today for Saturday, July 13, 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 this weekenda€™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

  • W.A. Mozart
    Epistle Sonata in C major KV 329
    Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; Andrew Parrott, conductor
    Album: DENON 9573
  • Paul McCartney, arr. Frank Gabriel Campos:
    Here, There, and Everywhere
    Frank Gabriel Campos, trumpet; Nicholas Walker, bass
    Hockett Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Paul McCartney, arr. Time for Three:
    Time for Three - Zachary DePue, violin; Nicolas Kendall, violin; Ranaan Meyer, double bass
    Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Piano Puzzler: John C. from Charlotte, SC
  • W.A. Mozart
    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
    Nigel Armstrong, violin; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Andrew Shulman, conductor
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA

hour 2

  • 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; JoAnnFalleta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Joao Gilberto, arr. Colin Jacobsen
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano; The Knights; Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Ravinia Festival, Martin Theatre, Highland Park, IL
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