Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week, Bill presents Magnificent Magyars, surveying the history of music in Hungary.

Surveying the history of music in Hungary. Hungary was settled by the Magyars in the late 9th century and in 1000 became a state. After adopting Latin Christianity in the 11th century, the country’s rich musical heritage of church music started: Gregorian plainchants, and later in the Middle Ages with fully realized polyphonic singing. Bill picks it up from there with the blending of religious music and ethnic folksongs from the countryside, reflected in the music of Liszt, Kodály, and Bartók. And let’s not forget the influences of Hungarian gypsy music and Transylvanian dances.

 

PLAYLIST Monday 10/22/18

Traditional: The Beginnings of Polyphonic Church Music in Hungary
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
6:38

Traditional: Music from the Court of King Matthias (excerpt)
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
2:14

Rózsavölgi: Csardas (excerpts)
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
1:28, :33, 1:48

Bakfark: Fantasia & Galliard for Lute
Benko Consort
On 7 Instruments
Hungaroton 31564
4:40

Traditional: Dances from the Vietoris Book of Tablature
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
4:39

Traditional: Three Litanies from Janos Kajoni’s Missal
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
4:55

Traditional: Dances fr. a Pozsony Manuscript
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
4:10

Csermák: Vaterlandsliebe (excerpt)
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
1:47

Esterházy: Harmonia Caelestis (excerpts)
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
13:29

Traditional: Hajdu Song & Dance
Mandel Quartet
Ungaresca: 500 Years’ Hungarian Music
Hungaroton 31429
4:52

 

PLAYLIST Tuesday 10/23/18

Haydn: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 11, III
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Piano Concertos Nos. 4, 3 & 11
EMI 56960
4:17

Csermák: Vaterlandsliebe (excerpts)
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
1:41, :53

Rózsavölgi: Three Csdárás
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
8:32

Berlioz: Rákóczy March fr. The Damnation of Faust
LSO/Davis
Les Troyens
Phil 156143
4:54

Erkel: Bánk Bán (excerpts)
Budapest Phil/Ferencsik
Bánk Bá
Hungaroton 11376
2:58, 7:27, 4:42

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9: Carnival in Pest
Cziffra, p.
10 Hungarian Rhapsodies
EMI 67555
9:53, 2:17

 

PLAYLIST Wednesday 10/24/18

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f minor
LSO/Dorati
Antal Dorati Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra*
?– Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 / Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-6
Mercury 432015
10:42

Erkel: Hunyadi Laszló (excerpts)
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Hunyadi László / Kovács, Sass, Gulyás, Kalmár
Hungarotron 12581
12:27, 5:20

Joachim: Violin Concerto No. 2, In the Hungarian Style, III
CSO/Kalmar; Barton Pine, v.
Violin Concertos / Rachel Barton
Cedille 68
10:58

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, finale
CSO/Kalmar; Barton Pine, v.
Violin Concertos / Rachel Barton
Cedille 68
8:18

Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25, IV (excerpt)
Kremer, v.; Bashmet, vla.; Argerich, p.; Maisky, vc.
ARGERICH · KREMER · BASHMET · MAISKY JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Quartet · Klavierquartett No. 1 op. 25
DG 463700
2:41

 

PLAYLIST Thursday 10/25/18

Lehár: Waltz fr. The Merry Widow
Philharmonia Hungarica/Dorati
Wienerwalzer Paprika / Antal Dorati
Mer 434338
6:20

Lehár: Hungarian Fantasy, Op.. 45
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel; McDuffie, v.
Viennese Violin / McDuffie, Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80402
7:58

Bartók: Kossuth, Sz. 21 (excerpt)
Budapest Festival Orch/Fisher
Concerto For Orchestra, Kossuth / Fischer
Phil 689002
7:18

Kodály: “Youth is Like a Falcon”, “The Price of Wine on Mohovce Hill”
& “Little Apple Fell Into the Mud”
Von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
Folksongs / Von Otter, Forsberg
DG 463479
5:05

Kodály: Three Hungarian Folksongs
Oistrakh, v.; Ginsburg, p
Archduke Trio; Schubert, et al / Oistrakh
EMI 69367
4:12

Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sinfonietta, Etc; Kodály: Dances / Szell, Ormandy
Sony 62404
15:17

Kodály: “Drinking Wine on a Sunday
Von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
Folksongs / Von Otter, Forsberg
DG 463479
1:12

 

PLAYLIST Friday 10/26/18

Weiner: Divertimento, Op. 20 No. 5: Csürdöngölo
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
2:21

Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion & Orchestra, III
Concertgebouw/Zinman Argerich,p; Freiere, p.
Concerto For 2 Pianos, Perc & Orch, Etc / Zinman
Phil 416378
6:28

Veress: Lassu fr. Four Transylvanian Dances
Camerata Bern/Zehetmair
Verklärte Nacht
ECM 1714
3:29

Ligeti: Four Wedding Dances
Philharmonia Orch & King’s Singers members
Gyorgy Ligeti Edition Vol 4 – Vocal Works / Salonen
Sony 62311
4:58

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (excerpts)
Ensemble Wein-Berlin
20th Century Wind Music / Wien-Berlin
Sony 48052
5:37

Weiner: Divertimento
Budapest Strings
Orchestral Music (Hungarian) – KAUER, F. / CSERMAK, A. / ROZSAVOLGYI, M. / WEINER, L. (Hungarian Dances)
Capriccio 10528
1:27

Kodály: Háry János Suite
CSO/Solti
Solti – Mephisto Magic / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lon 443444
22:45

Williams: Excerpt from Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Boston Pops/Williams
Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind John Williams Deluxe Score
Phil 260602
2:44