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Zoltan Kodaly

July 22, 2014

Kodaly's banned variations

In 1939, Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly wrote a set of shimmering variations on a song about escaping from tyranny; the piece was promptly banned by the Hungarian authorities. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear it from a concert in Buffalo, New York.

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Suite Algerienne, Op. 60: 4. Marche Militaire Francaise
    London Symphony Orchestra; Yondani Butt, conductor
    Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 2; Suite Algerienne; Phaeton
    ASV 599
  • Frederic Chopin
    Ballade in g minor, Op. 23
    David Deveau, piano
    Strings Music Festival, Pavillion, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Zoltan Kodaly
    Variations on a Hungarian Folksong The Peacock
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falleta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano in a minor, Op. 6
    Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
    Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

hour 2

  • John Coperario
    Fancie a 5
    American Brass Quintet
    Delos 3003
  • Giovanni Gabrieli
    Canzon per sonare # 4
    American Brass Quintet
    Delos 3003
  • Albert Roussel
    Joueurs de Flute for Flute and Piano, Op. 27: 1. Pan; 3. Krishna; 4. Monsieur de la Pejaudie
    Ransom Wilson, flute; Thomas Steigerwald, piano
    Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX
  • Arnold Schoenberg
    Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4
    Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky, conductor
    Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA, Athens, GA
  • William Lovelock
    Miniature Suite
    American Brass Quintet, John D. Rojak, conductor
    BPL Chamber Players Concert Series, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
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