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Debrecen Kodaly Chorus

 Debrecen Kodaly Chorus

Mixed Choral Chorus from Hungary.

The Debreceni Kodaly Korus was founded in 1955 by Gyorgy Gulyas and is one of Hungary's oldest and most highly regarded professional concert choirs. The choir is mainly sponsored by the city of Debrecen, the second largest in the country. The membership of the choir numbers between 40 and 50. The repertoire of the choir is very rich, it ranges from the unaccompanied, a cappella pieces through the European classical oratorios to the newest contemporary choral works. Since 1990 more than a hundred different oratorical works have been performed by the Debrecen Kodaly Chorus. The list of first performances of Hungarian and other European compositions is impressively long. Above all, the choral works of Zoltan Kodaly are in the centre of the repertoire.

Since its foundation the Chorus has given more than 2000 concerts in 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Some of the most significant awards and prizes the Debrecen Kodaly Chorus has earned: Csokonai Prize 1980; Artisjus Prize 1992; Bela Bartok and Ditta Pasztory Prize 1994 ; Pro Arte Hungarica 2003 ; Artisjus Prize 2004.

Discography

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Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for the Mixed Choir, Vol. 1 : 00  1 CD : Peter Erdei : Zoltan Kodaly : 32364

Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for the Mixed Choir, Vol. 1

Review: Kodaly stared composing choral works in his student years but he only became a primarily choral composer after the success of Psalmus Hungaricus, from the mid-1920s. This compilation is the first in the set of the Complete Works for Mixed Choir by Zoltan Kodaly. The CD contains, with the exceptions of a short occassional piece, the a cappella compositions of more than three decades. The composer's corrections in the manuscripts and printed scores could be adopted in this recording courtesy of Mrs. Sarolta Kodaly.

Songlist: Misere , Este / Evening, Turot Eszik A Cigany / See The Gypsies Munching Cheese, Uj Esztendot Koszonto / A Christmas Carol, Koszonto / A Birthday Greeting, Matrai Kepek / Matra Pictures, Oregek / The Aged, Akik Mindig Elkesnek / Too Late, Jezus Es A Kufarok / Jesus And The Traders, Horatii CArmen II. 10, Szekely Kereves / Transylvanian Lament, Molnar Anna / Annie Miller, Liszt Ferenchez / Ode To Liszt, A Magyarokhoz / Song Of Faith

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9848c | 00 1 CD | $15.95


Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for the Mixed Choir, Vol. 2 : 00  1 CD : Erdei Peter : Zoltan Kodaly : 32365

Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for the Mixed Choir, Vol. 2

Review: Even if we consider only his works for mixed choir, we can see how prolific Zoltan Kodaly was between 1937 and 1947, although this recording contains some later transcriptions as well. Corrections printed in the scores were adopted in this recording thanks to Mrs. Sarolta Kodaly.

Songlist: The Peacock - Ady, Our Father - Szedo, Hymn To The King Saint Stephen, Evening Song, Greeting On St. John's Day, Do Not Grieve - Horvath, Norwegian Girls Weores, First Communion - Szedo, The Forgotten Song Balint Balassi - Gazdag, Cohors Generosa, Advent Song, Geneva Psalm 121, Beseeching - Balassi, Song From Gomor, To The Transylvanians - Peotfi, BAttle Song - Petofi, The Hungarian Nation - Petofi, Lament - Bodrogh

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9845c | 00 1 CD | $15.95


Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for Mixed Choir, Vol. 3 : 00  1 CD : Istvan Parkai : Zoltan Kodaly : 32366

Debrecen Kodaly Chorus : Zoltan Kodaly - Works for Mixed Choir, Vol. 3

Review: The period from 1948 to his death in 1967 was for Kodaly about reaping the fruits. He was a Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Chairman from 1946 to 1949. He received three Kossuth Awards (1948, 1952, 1957), as doctor honoris causa degrees from the universities of Oxford (1960), East Berlin (1964) and Toronto (1966) and honorary memberships from a number of academies around the world. He was made president of the International Folk Music Council in 1961 and honorary memberships from a number of academies around the world. He was made president of the International Society of Music Education in 1964. Two years before his death, in 1965, he received the Herder Prize. He travelled extensively between1960 and 1966, chairing conferences, lecturing throughout Europe in English, German, French and Italian. He lived to see his ambitious plans be accomplished. Edited by Kodaly, the first firve volumes of Magyar Nepzene Tara came out between 1950 and 1967 and at the same time daily music classes based o the Kodaly method were introduced in 120 schools. In the last twenty years of his life his compositional spirit never flagged either; he wrote masterpieces including Hymn of Zrinyi, Mohacs and Laudes organi, and completed Symphony, begun back in the Thirties and previered in 1961 under the baton of Ferenc Fricsay.

Songlist: To The Singing Youth - Varga, Adoration, Wish For Peace - Virag, The Arms Of Hungary - Vorosmarty, Mohacs - Kisfaludy, Media Vita In Morte Sumus, La Marseillaise - De L'isle, Epigraph - Jankovich, Stabat Mater - Todi, Te Deum Of Sandor Sik, Come, Holy Ghost - Batizi, Hymn Of Zrinyi, I Will Go Look For Death - MAsefield, An Ode For Music, Geneva Psalm L

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9840c | 00 1 CD | $15.95


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