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ZOLTÁN KODÁLY - COMPOSER

Autographed 16 page Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra program by the composer, January 25, 1937.  Kodály has signed next to his piece on the program. Ernő Dohnányi led the concert by the Budapest Philharmonic at the Royal Opera House in Budapest, where they played the composer’s Budvári Te Deum for the first time, along with primi’s by Labroca and Jemnitz in with works by Handel and Mendelssohn.  We include a vintage, matte and double-weight second state photograph of the composer.

The Hungarian composer (1882-1967) wrote his Budvári Te Deum to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda from the Ottomans.  While he utilizes the Latin text of the church which was typical of the time, the music which is big and bold and per his wont is loaded with Hungarian folk music themes.  The Budapest Philharmonic performance states “Először” which means “for the first time”.  In this case, the World Premiere took place in Budapest on February 9, 1936, eleven months earlier under the direction of Viktor Sugár with the Matthias Church Orchestra and Chorus.  That said, it was a Budapest Philharmonic Premiere.

An unusual program!