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THE B.B.C. Orchestra


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(Section C)
MARIA SANDRA (soprano)
An enthusiast for the folk music of his native Hungary, Kodaly has collected over 3,500 folk-tunes, many of them taken down from the singing of peasants in remote parts of the country. These dances, which made their appearance only in 1929, come from that part of Hungary and Transylvania through which the River Maros takes its way. Laid out for quite a small orchestra— woodwinds, horns, percussion, and strings-they are set forth simply and without any modern extravagances of harmony, reproducing the national characteristics as only a true Hungarian could have done. They are not cast in the form of separate dances, but played continuously with only slight breaks or pauses, as the melodies change from dignity to vigour, from swift grace to the wistful langour no other national music can express in quite the same way.


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Soprano: Maria Sandra

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