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 - 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)  

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
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….

János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Dec. 5, 2014
János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre (repost)

János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre (Vita Mathematica) by Tibor Weszely and Manfred Stern
German | 2012-12-05 | ISBN: 3034600453 | PDF | 283 pages | 5 MB

János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Oct. 9, 2013
János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre

Tibor Weszely - János Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre
Published: 2012-12-05 | ISBN: 3034600453 | PDF | 283 pages | 5 MB

Solti Conducts Bartok (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 23, 2013
Solti Conducts Bartok (2012)

Solti Conducts Bartok (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 7 CDs | Full Scans | 1.86 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001746002

October 21, 2012 marks Sir Georg Solti's centenary and Decca is celebrating this with several important reissues. Sir Georg was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years.

World Encores - Oslo Philharmonic - Mariss Jansons (EMI)  Music

Posted by mrjansons at March 8, 2009
World Encores - Oslo Philharmonic - Mariss Jansons (EMI)

World Encores - Oslo Philharmonic - Mariss Jansons (EMI)
Classical | FLAC + CUE + LOG | 1 CD, PDF Covers and Booklet | 390 MB | 1998
Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)

Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 167 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10602

Paul Watkins is one of the world’s finest cellists. He is much in demand throughout the world and although he has made several recordings for Chandos in the past, this is his first as an exclusive artist. He is accompanied by his brother Huw Watkins, with whom he has developed an extremely rewarding musical partnership. The three cello sonatas of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu span the period 1939 – 52 and are full of rewarding musical invention. The experience of his long exile was often expressed in his music, particularly here in the Third Sonata and in the Variations on a Slovak Theme. If in the First, competed in 1939, the unease occasioned by World War II may be detected in the first two movements, the energetic finale, driven by Martinu’s motoric rhythms, prompted the composer to remark of its first performance: ‘It came as a last greeting, a beam of light from a better world (which is the opinion of others, not my own). For several minutes we realised what music could give us and we forgot about reality.’