Zoltan Kodaly was born in a small town in Hungary. His father worked for the Hungarian railroad and the family moved around a lot. This meant that as a kid, Kodaly heard folk music from many different parts of the country. When he grew up, Hungarian folk music became his passion. Kodaly spent a large part of his life collecting his native music, and teaching his countrymen about it.
Music used within the program (all by Kodaly):
Dances of Marosszek
Dances of Galanta
The Spinning Room: Jok a Leanyok
See the Gypsy Eats a Cheese
Hary Janos: Musical Clock