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Mining the Archive


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Zoltan Kodaly
Sandy Burnett presents a tribute to the Hungarian composer who did so much to inspire musicians. Including recordings from the BBC archive of the composer conducting his own music, a piano recital by fellow Hungarian Tamas Vasary , and interviews with the composer and Sir Michael Tippett.
Kodaly Ballet Music; Two Songs, Op 5; Mother Listens ; Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (The Peacock) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Dances of Marosszek; Nine Pieces,
Op 3; Meditation on a Motif by Debussy Tamas Vasary (piano) Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Zoltan Kodaly
Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett.
Unknown: Mother Listens
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Producer: Tim Thorne

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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