Sunday, December 18, 2016

Andor Foldes Plays Zoltán Kodály

Andor Foldes recorded a selection of Kodály’s piano works for American Decca (the catalogue now owned by Deutsche Grammophon) in January 1957. A close compatriot of both Bartók and Kodály, Foldes was one of Hungary’s pre-eminent pianist whose discography for Deutsche Grammophon is extensive. Included on this CD are Foldes’s own transcriptions of music from Háry János, a selection of Children’s Dances and the Dances of Marosszék, first written for piano though much more familiar today in their orchestral guise.

Source :

Andor Foldes
Zoltán Kodály


Suite (from Háry János)
(transcr. Foldes)
1 Viennese Musical Clock  2:10
2 Song  4;32
3 Intermezzo  3;35

4 Children's Dances  9:53
N° 1. Allegretto - N° 2. Allegro cantabile - N° 3. Vivace - N° 4. Moderato cantabile - N° 5. Allegro moderato poco rubato - N° 7. Vivace quasi marcia - N° 8. Friss (Fast). Presto - N° 9. Allegro marcato - N° 10. Allegro leggiero - N° 11. Vivae - N 12. Allegro comodo. Comincando, rivenire al tempo

5 Dances of Marosszék  12;28
N° 1. Maestoso, poco rubato - N° 2. Con moto - N° 3. Moderato - N° 4. Vivace
N° 5. Allegro con brio

Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11
6 N° 1. Lento  1:40
7 N° 2. Székely keserves (Székely Lament)  2:20
8 N° 3. 'Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut sur la ville' (Verlaine)  1:30
Allegretto malinconico
9 N° 5. Tranquillo  2:03
10 N° 6. Székely nóta (Székler folksong)  3:13


Andor Foldes - p

Recorded in New York ; January 2, 4 & 17, 1957


Melanchthon said...

Angelo said...

Obrigado, Mel!!!

Grande abraço e feliz natal.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel!!

rubingould said...

Thank you!

André Harvey said...

Thank you and merry Christmas !

Anonymous said...

Feliz Navidad y Prospero 2017,Campeon.


Neal said...

Thanks, Mel! If you need the 4 cd Bartok set on Eloquence, I've got that one.

trraviss said...

That would be great!

Neal said...

Here's the Bartok set....should I post it in the general contribution area? Feel free to create a dedicated page from these rips if you like. Enjoy!

Foldes Bartok

trraviss said...

Thank you so much!

Olde Edo said...

Thank you for the Kodaly, and thanks to Neal for the Bartok!