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|Zoltan Kodaly, Ferenc Fricsay, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra|
Kodály: Háry-János Suite / Fricsay, Haefliger, et al
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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Fricsay's Psalmus Hungaricus is a must.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fricsay was one of the champions of Kodaly's music in the 1950s - a man with a mission - introducing us to this wonderful music. This Psalmus Hungaricus, a 1955 recording, is electrifying and you quickly forget any limitations of the mono sound. It is a must. Equally good are the later Kodaly recordings of the dances and, especially, the Hary Janos (stereo). I would thoroughly recommend this to any Kodaly fans and if you've never heard Psalmus Hungaricus - check this one out."
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 10/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If we take a look around about the symbiosis between composer and conductor, just a few are worthy to compare with Kodaly- Fricsay.
It's true that while Bartok was per excellence meant the tragic voice of his beloved Hungary, Kodaly redefined the Hungarian folk with such artistic conviction, hovered of febrile nationalistic fervor.
Unlike his distinguished Hungarian colleagues, like Szell , Ormandy or Reiner (and with the only exception of Dorati), Fricasy made of Kodaly's music a continuous and constant motive of untamed devotion.
Until this date, no other conductor has been capable to express with magisterial eloquence, energetic beat and Dionysian flair, the minimum facets of Kodaly.
The Psalmus Hungaricus is another highlight of this admirable recording. A true musical finding and one of the most sincere and expressive works for choir and tenor ever made.
On the other hand, the incisive approach about Harry Janos, the amazing playing of Marozzek and the exquisite performance of Dances of Galanta won't let you breathless.
Don't let this record pass in front of you. I earnestly recommend it.