Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Franz Liszt’s Hungarian rhapsodies were greatly influenced by gypsy, or Romani music. Many composers attracted to this distinctive music. Learn more this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program:

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Traditional: Gypsy Suite II 

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5

Brahms: Zigeungerlieder: “Brauner Bursche”

Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1, fourth movement

Telemann: Gypsy Sonata

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen

Ravel: Tzigane

Aleksandra Vrebalov: Pannonia Boundless

Bizet: Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient” (Bohemian Song)

Verdi: La traviata: “Noi siamo zingarelle”

Verdi: Il trovatore: Anvil Chorus (“Vedi! Le fosche”)

Corigliano: The Red Violin: “The Gypsies”  

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3

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