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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #100 on: August 05, 2021, 01:56:40 PM »
I love the red cover Ferencsik disc!

Cool, have you heard any of these recordings?
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #101 on: August 05, 2021, 02:16:54 PM »
Cool, have you heard any of these recordings?

I own only the red Ferencsik, and it’s been one of my favorite recordings. I will check others you posted.

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« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2021, 02:53:01 PM »
I don't know why but that Ferencsik disc with the Hary Janos Suite on Hungaroton is calling to me. I'm going to try and find a cheap copy.

Still been enjoying the Doráti/Philharmonia Hungarica Decca set from time to time. Kodály's piano music is cool, too. I have Klára Würtz's disc on Piano Classics which also features some Janácek. Would recommend.

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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #103 on: August 05, 2021, 03:10:10 PM »
I own only the red Ferencsik, and it’s been one of my favorite recordings. I will check others you posted.

Ah, very cool. Good to read that you enjoy that much, too. 8) Are there any recordings in your Kodály collection that I didn’t buy that stand out to you? I also own the Fischer and Dorati recordings (on Philips and Decca).
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« Reply #104 on: August 05, 2021, 03:34:13 PM »
Ah, very cool. Good to read that you enjoy that much, too. 8) Are there any recordings in your Kodály collection that I didn’t buy that stand out to you? I also own the Fischer and Dorati recordings (on Philips and Decca).

Do you have the Fricsay disc? Also Dutoit is good for my personal taste. Probably, the Dorati and I. Fischer are the best recordings though.  :) :)

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« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2021, 03:37:38 PM »
Do you have the Fricsay disc? Also Dutoit is good for my personal taste. Probably, the Dorati and I. Fischer are the best recordings though.  :) :)

You know now that you mentioned it, I believe I do own that Fricsay disc. I recall that its in very good mono. I’ll definitely pass on the Dutoit. He’s definitely not a conductor I’d turn to when it comes to Hungarian music.
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2021, 03:40:26 PM »
You know now that you mentioned it, I believe I do own that Fricsay disc. I recall that its in very good mono. I’ll definitely pass on the Dutoit. He’s definitely not a conductor I’d turn to when it comes to Hungarian music.

Fair for Dutoit. As for the Fricsay, some pieces are stereo (sounding like mono 😄) and some others are mono.


I don't know why but that Ferencsik disc with the Hary Janos Suite on Hungaroton is calling to me. I'm going to try and find a cheap copy.

Still been enjoying the Doráti/Philharmonia Hungarica Decca set from time to time. Kodály's piano music is cool, too. I have Klára Würtz's disc on Piano Classics which also features some Janácek. Would recommend.

I will check the piano disc!
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #107 on: August 05, 2021, 04:01:49 PM »
I will check the piano disc!

I’d check out the 2-CD set I bought on Hungaroton first if I were you. It looks like there’s only two works and one that is excerpts on that Piano Classics recording that flamme mentioned.
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #108 on: August 05, 2021, 04:56:09 PM »
I’d check out the 2-CD set I bought on Hungaroton first if I were you. It looks like there’s only two works and one that is excerpts on that Piano Classics recording that flamme mentioned.

Sounds good!

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« Reply #109 on: August 05, 2021, 05:03:32 PM »
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #110 on: August 06, 2021, 12:33:38 AM »
I’d check out the 2-CD set I bought on Hungaroton first if I were you. It looks like there’s only two works and one that is excerpts on that Piano Classics recording that flamme mentioned.

Doesn't mean it isn't worth checking out. A fine performance from Ms. Würtz.

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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #111 on: August 06, 2021, 04:58:32 AM »
Doesn't mean it isn't worth checking out. A fine performance from Ms. Würtz.

Certainly I am looking forward to listening to the recording!

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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #112 on: August 06, 2021, 06:08:43 AM »
Doesn't mean it isn't worth checking out. A fine performance from Ms. Würtz.

This is true. I may have to check out that Würtz, too. :)
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #113 on: August 10, 2021, 04:42:47 AM »
Indeed the Wurtz recording is a nice disc with a sensitive performance. Plus, both the works by Kodaly and Janacek are attractive compositions.

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« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2021, 05:48:27 AM »
Great to read, Dry Brett. 8)
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #115 on: August 11, 2021, 11:13:58 AM »
Cross-posted from the ‘Listening’ thread:

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Kodály
Kádár Kata
Marta Szirmay, contralto
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Gyorgy Lehel




I could listen to these orchestrated songs from Kodály all day long. It’s too bad he didn’t orchestrate that many of them. I still want to hear the original versions for voice and piano, though. Kodály’s songs will be what I'll explore later on for sure. I’m less interested in the a cappella choral works. I think I’m missing a few chamber works, so I definitely need to rectify this as well.

I think Rafael would like these orchestrated songs very much, but if he doesn’t, then I’ll have question his ears. ;) :P But, seriously, I highly recommend this set to all fans of this composer. I haven’t listened to the Spinning Room yet, but I’m definitely looking forward to it.
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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2021, 12:38:38 PM »
I ended up ordering the red cover Ferencsik disc on Hungaroton. Otherwise I've been listening to a lot of the Doráti Double Decca set. Very fine recordings, though I've spent a lot more time with the first of the two discs than the second.

Indeed the Wurtz recording is a nice disc with a sensitive performance. Plus, both the works by Kodaly and Janacek are attractive compositions.

Glad you're enjoying it. I ordered it initially for the Janácek, but the Kodály are also very fine pieces.

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Re: Kodály's Covert Clan
« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2021, 01:23:37 PM »
I ended up ordering the red cover Ferencsik disc on Hungaroton. Otherwise I've been listening to a lot of the Doráti Double Decca set. Very fine recordings, though I've spent a lot more time with the first of the two discs than the second.

Sweet! I have to say that, so far, all of the Kodály Hungaroton recordings that I’ve received have been outstanding.
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