The Story of Hary Janos

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Zoltan Kodaly’s opera Háry János starts off with a musical sneeze. That’s because there’s a superstition that if you sneeze while you’re telling a story it must be true. However, Háry János wasn’t always truthful. Listen to his tall tale this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program (all from Háry János Suite):

Prelude

Viennese Musical Clock

Song

The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon

Intermezzo

Entrance of the Emperor and his Court

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