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Price: $185.00

                 NEAR MINT CONDITION              

Autographed and complete 8 page program for an Issay Dobrowen led Budapest Philharmonic concert, June 4, 1937.  The Russian pianist-conductor led the Orchestra as guest conductor in Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus, as well as works by J.S. Bach-Weiner, Debussy and Richard Strauss.  The program also includes the program page and notes for the June 9th “Serenade Concert” led by János Ferencik including works by Volkmann, Mendelssohn, Schubert-Dohnányi and Johann Strauss sohn. We offer with a vintage, matte 5” x 7” second state photograph.

Kodály (1882-1967) wrote his Pslamus Hungaricus on a commission from Ernő Dohnányi and the Budapest Philharmonic in 1923 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Budapest, which included, Buda, Pest and Óbuda.  Kodály was not alone as Belá Bartok composed a Dance Suite and Dohnányi himself wrote a Festive Overture for the occasion.  The premiere took place at the Vigadó concert hall in Pest on November 19, 1923 with Ernő Dohnányi leading the orchestra. 

The work put Kodály, who was not well known until 1923 on the map of composers. It is modern in its’ approach for written for a large orchestra, large mixed choir and tenor.  While it is an original work and he did not use Hungarian folk songs, the impetus within the work is wholly Hungarian in theory. Unusual as he usually peppered his works with Hungarian folks song motifs.  were part of his modus operandi in much of what he wrote.  The powerful work alternates between the big and bold and quiet moments as well.  The work itself is in three movements with Hungarian text.  When it is performed outside of Hungary (The first time was in Zurich in 1926), it is usually at the request of a planned Hungarian guest conductor due to the many moving parts in the works.  Well recorded, it remains perhaps Kodály’s best known work after the Háry János Suite.

A second program and notes are also contained within the booklet for another Budapest Philharmonic concert, this one a “Serenade Concert” with János Ferensik conducting light music including a Serenade by Robert Volkman, Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Suite, Ernő Dohnányi’s orchestral setting of Schubert’s Moments Musicaux and Waltzes by Johann Strauss sohn.

Unusual and rare program!

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