Kodaly: Peacock Variations; Háry János: Suite; Dances of Galánta
István Kertész
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4804873
Barcode
00028948048731
Format
1-CD
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ZOLTAN KODÁLY
The Peacock
Peacock Variations
Háry János: Suite
Dances of Galánta

Brighton Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész

Recording information

Recording Producers: Christopher Raeburn (The Peacock; Peacock Variations); Ray Minshull (Háry János: Suite; Dances of Galánta)
Balance Engineers: Colin Moorfoot, Kenneth Wilkinson (The Peacock; Peacock Variations); Kenneth Wilkinson (Háry János: Suite; Dances of Galánta)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, February 1964 (Háry János: Suite); March 1964 (Dances of Galánta), July 1969 (The Peacock; Peacock Variations)

Reviews

‘A winner from the start. The combination of conductor and orchestra could hardly fail in this brilliant, extrovert music, and with Decca’s most spectacular recording quality I imagine this will become something of a demonstration disc … ‘Dances from Galánta’, not quite so empty a piece of brilliance as Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ but almost in that category, is made to sound very convincing here, right from the moment when Barry Tuckwell’s horn lets out a marvellous sort of cock-a-doodle-doo at the beginning.’ (Háry János: Suite, Dances of Galánta) Gramophone

‘These splendid variations, worked out with unfailing resource, receive brilliant and refined playing from the LSO. A most successful record.’ (Peacock Variations) Gramophone