1926, vol. 7: de Falla, Berg, Kodály

What did Spanish composer Manuel de Falla have in common with the Finnish Jean Sibelius and the American Charles Ives in 1926? The answer: that it was effectively the last year of all three composers’ careers. […] Click here to continue reading a transcript of this podcast.

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de Falla, Harpsichord Concerto
Berg, Lyric Suite
Kodály, Háry János
Kodály, Háry János
Kodaly, Gergëly-járás

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2 Responses to 1926, vol. 7: de Falla, Berg, Kodály

  1. Comment by William Block made on January 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I actually did surmise the answer to your question that you posed in the beginning –I did know that Ives and Sibelius did not produce anything in their last 20 to 30 years.

    I was challenged to revisit The Harpsichord Concerto of de Falla, not really having even thought about it since my college days where my roommate, Jon, had the very recording you recommended by Gonzalo Soriano, and he was fascinated by it. Also your admonishment to listen to the Berg Lyric Suite is well taken and I intend to do this.

    Finally, Kodaly ! Listening to the excerpts of Harry Janos evoked some long-forgotten memories of my choir experience at UW-Madison where we sang The Gypsies Chorus. It brought back some pleasant reflections. I am also curious to hear the Psalmus Hungaricus upon your recommendation. Your historical insights on Hungary’s tentative relationship with the U.S.S.R. were well spoken. Thanks again for a good job.

    • Brian Linnell Comment by Brian Linnell made on January 31, 2012 at 2:22 am

      I’m very pleased that you know the Soriano performance of the de Falla concerto! I like it very much.

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