Five of the best Zoltán Kodály recordings

We choose the greatest examples of the fascinating Hungarian composer’s work on disc

Published: March 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Háry János Suite; Dances of Marossék; Dances of Galanta, etc.
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer
Philips 462 824-2

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Symphony; Psalmus Hungaricus etc.
Ernst Haefliger; St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Ferenc Fricsay

Deutsche Grammophon 445 410-2

Summer Evening; Hungarian Rondo etc.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophon 447 109-2

String Quartets, etc.
Kontra Quartet
BIS-CD-564

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Sonata for Solo Cello, etc.
Jean-Guihen Queyras

Harmonia Mundi HMC 901735

Authors

Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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