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Composer: Kodály, Zoltán (1882-1967)

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Year of birth1882
Year of death1967
NationalityHungary
Period20th century
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BarcelonaTchaikovsky contra Napoleón

Tchaikovsky contra Napoleón
Kodály, Tchaikovsky
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès; Douglas Fitch; Anne Gastinel; James Ross

SeattleSchubert, Kodály, and Brahms

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Schubert, Kodály, Brahms
Demarre McGill; Joyce Yang; Scott St John; Nicholas Kendall

OxfordHungarian Treasures

Hungarian Treasures
Kodály, Dohnányi, Bartók
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic; Martin Roscoe

LiverpoolHáry János

Háry János
Haydn, Mozart, Wagner, Kodály
Gilbert Varga; Kristóf Baráti

LondonJakub Hrůša: Dvořák and Grieg

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Kodály, Grieg, Dvořák
Philharmonia Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Denis Kozhukhin
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Seeking new horizons with the Royal Philharmonic

Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Johnson
Alexander Shelley conducts a folksong-infused programme of Kodály and Bartók, with Mariam Batsashvili performing Liszt. 
***11
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Passionate Shostakovich from Noseda and the LSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
There were memorable moments, as Noseda continued his advocacy of Sir James MacMillan and Shostakovich symphony cycle. Yet Noseda’s maximalist approach had its costs, as it was only in the opening Kodály that found Noseda at his best.
***11
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A fascinating offering of chamber music at Bantry House in Cork

Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
An energetic Kodály and a convincing Bacewicz String Quartet no. 4 made for a satisfying first half, while the Quatuor Danel delivered a wonderful rendition of Beethoven’s Op.59 no. 1. 
***11
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Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
After star pianist Gabriela Montero unfortunately withdrew due to injury, the young Russian Pavel Kolesnikov stepped forward with inspired conductor Joana Wallmitz to save the day.
*****
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Reviving the art of the string duo

Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja's endless curiosity was on display at a recital of duos with cellist Jay Campbell at the Park Avenue Armory. 
****1
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