Háry János Suite

Kodály Zoltán - Háry János Suite & Concerto for Orchestra (by request)

Kodály Zoltán - Háry János Suite & Concerto for Orchestra (by request)
EAC IMAGE (WAV+CUE) 340Mb (238Rar) OR | MP3/320Kbps 102Mb | Classical

Háry János is an opera in four acts by Zoltán Kodály to a Hungarian libretto by Béla Paulini and Zsolt Harsányi, based on the comic epic The Veteran by János Garay. First performance: Royal Hungarian Opera House, Budapest, 1926.

The story is of a veteran hussar in the Austro-Hungarian army who sits in the village inn regaling his listeners with fantastic tales of heroism: his supposed exploits include winning the heart of the Empress Marie Louise, the wife of Napoleon, and then single-handedly defeating Napoleon and his armies. From the music of the opera, Kodály extracted the orchestral Háry János Suite, one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertoire.
Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite; Dances of Galanta & Marosszek; Children's Choruses (1999)

Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite; Dances of Galánta & Marosszék; Children's Choruses (1999)
Children's Choir Magnificat, Budapest; Children's Choir Miraculum, Kecskemét
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 462 824-2 | Time: 01:06:13

Coupling the Hary Janos Suite with Kodaly ’ s two highly contrasted sets of Hungarian dances, urban and rural, is a time - honoured gambit, but Fischer has had the birght idea of adding some of the composer ’ s children ’ s choruses, and instrumental movements from the seldom - heard Hary Janos Singspiel that was the ultimate source for the perennially popular suite, in order to give a broader picture of Kodaly, both as musician and musical humorist. On the whole it works well: the Singspiel extracts are very slight, but the choruses are highly characteristic – and flawlessly sung by superbly disciplined childrens ’ choirs trained, inevitably, in the ‘ Kodaly Method ’. Nevertheless the three principal orchestral works remain the point for buying the disc, and these are very vivid, exciting interpretations. Fischer comes up against stiff competition in Antal Dorati ’ s classic 1973 recording of Hary and the dance - suites with the Philharmonia Hungarica. Dorati is ‘ straighter ’ in his readings of the pieces than Fischer, and the playing packs a tremendous punch: he also adds the Peacock Variations as coupling, and thus probably still remains the first choice.
Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite - Dances Of Galanta - Dances Of Marosszek (Classics for Pleasure)

Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite - Dances Of Galanta - Dances Of Marosszek - London Philharmonic - Walter Susskind
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE, LOG | 58:40 min | 306 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Classical - 20th Century| Label: EMI Classics for Pleasure


The most striking success of all among the current batch of CfP reissues is a triptych of the three popular Kodaly orchestral works, the Hary Janos suite and the Dances of Galanta and Marosszek, brilliantly played by the LPO and conducted with flair and remarkable idiomatic feeling by that fine but underrated conductor, Walter Susskind.
VA - The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years, 1954-1980 (2013) (54 CD Box Set)

VA - The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years, 1954-1980 (2013) (54 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 54 CDs, 02:16:08:45 min | 8,63 Gb | Scans -> 103 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 54 CDs, in original jackets, of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.
Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition Vol.1: Box Set 51CDs (2012)

Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition Vol.1: Box Set 51CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8,14 Gb | Covers 130 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2012

The Collector's Edition - Celebrating a groundbreaking label - The true legacy of a legendary label. Long hailed as an audiophile's label, Mercury represents an important milestone in the history of classical recordings. A s The New York Times described, 'One feels oneself in the living presence of the orchestra'. 60 years after the landmark first recording, Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition celebrates this special anniversary.

Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 3, 2012
Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition (2012)

Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 51 CDs | Full Covers | 16.3 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001653302

Mercury Living Presence is special in many ways - an American company, from the heyday of classical recording in the U.S. that reproduced some of the most sonically realistic recordings at the dawn of the stereo era. Precious few stereo LPs were pressed when these recordings were issued, and they became some of the rarest, most collectible classical discs ever. Mercury Living Presence continues to enjoy a special reputation as one of the most enterprising, prestigious and sonically-spectacular labels in the history of classical recording.
Zoltan Kodaly - Orchestral Works (Hungarian State SO - Adam Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer)

Zoltan Kodaly - Orchestral Works (Hungarian State SO - Adam Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers+Booklet | 459 Mb
Label: Brilliant-Hungaroton/Nimbus - Date: 1990

Kodaly: Orchestral Works - Dorati, Kertesz (2010)  Music

Posted by kidbandest at Nov. 7, 2010
Kodaly: Orchestral Works - Dorati, Kertesz (2010)

Kodaly: Orchestral Works - Dorati, Kertesz (2010)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC, (Tracks + CUE), LOG | 4 CDs - 1.21 GB | No Scans | RAR 4% Rec | Hotfile/Filesonic/FileServe
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001407002 | Year: 2010

“An absolute must for children young and old (Háry János)”– Grammophone
“The Psalmus Hungaricus receives a bright and forceful performance under Kertész, dramatically sung by tenor Lajos Kozma.”– Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide
"Committed and idiomatic performances recorded in three-dimensional sound. The highlights from the collection are the Suite, the sets of orchestral dances and the Peacock Variations – one of the finest sets ever written; but there is interest too in the rarer Concerto for Orchestra – earlier than Bartók’s and equally nationalistic – and the three-movement Symphony of 1961. – George Hall, BBC Music Magazine
"It’s marvellous to have Kertész’s brilliantly idiomatic performances of Kodály’s best-known works. Peter Ustinov’s narration of Háry János threads the whole together." – Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
"In Dorati's hands the passionate Andante [from the Symphony] is strong in gypsy feeling and the jolly, folk-dance finale is colourful and full of vitality." – Penguin Guide
New Year’s Eve Concert with Simon Rattle and Menahem Pressler 2014 [HDTV 1080i]

New Year’s Eve Concert with Simon Rattle and Menahem Pressler 2014 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 17 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 01:38:53 | 12.7 GB
Classical, Orchestral | zdf HD live | HDTV->TS

The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle are celebrating the new year together! Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 488 is part of the fun: soloist is the legendary Menahem Pressler, who gave his acclaimed debut with the Philharmoniker last January at the age of 90 and was praised by the press for his “masterful exhilaration” and his “unique tone”. And there’ll be sparkling colours and dance-like elan in works by Rameau, Kodaly and Dvorak. Recorded on December 31, 2014.
Ferenc Fricsay · Music Transfigured: Remembering Ferenc Fricsay [DVD9] Une vie trop brève [Reup + New Mirror]

Ferenc Fricsay · Music Transfigured: Remembering Ferenc Fricsay [DVD9] Une vie trop brève
Sound: PCM Stereo | DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 ratio | Original Version: German, English | Subs: English, French
51 mins + 23 mins [Xtras] | 6.53 GB | Medici Arts # 3078528 | Rel. 2008 | Full Scans | WinRar [5% Rec]
Directed by Gérald Caillat | A film by Stephen Wright & Gérald Caillat

From the Notes:Although his international career lasted little more than a decade, from 1948 to 1960, Ferenc Fricsay's stylish and electrifying performances on the podium earned him fame as one of the most promising orchestral conductors of the second half of the 20th century. He worked relentlessly and his pursuit of absolute perfection made him both respected and feared amongst singers and musicians alike. And had he lived longer, he would undoubtedly have ranked amongst the greatest, easily on a par with a Bernstein or a Karajan….