Magnificent Magyars

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin delves into the rich musical history of Hungary, starting with ancient sacred music and working his way through Liszt, Kodaly, Bartók and Hungarian gypsy music.

Comments [2]

Frank Coffee from Manhattan

McGlaughin presumes to lecture us on the niceties of the Hungarian language and he can't even say paprika correctly. Nor does he seem aware of the difference between "echt" magyar music which is strictly pentatonic, and gypsy music which is not.

Feb. 07 2014 11:20 PM
Barry Blitstein from NYC

Re: Bartok's harmonization of the shepherd's tune: There is a 1991 Hungaroton set of 6 (HCD 12326-31) entitled "Bartok at the Piano" which might have his recording of the piece.

Feb. 07 2014 12:01 AM

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