Kodaly’s Life

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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):

Cello Sonata

Dances of Marosszek

Dances of Galanta

The Spinning Room: Jok a Leanyok

Summer Evening

The Peacock

Hungarian Rondo

See the Gypsy Eats a Cheese

Hary Janos: Musical Clock