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Balogh Máté: Young Wives' Song

for solo female voice

Words by József Attila
Translated by N. Kiss Zsuzsa
Setting: Vocal
Series: EMB Contemporary Music
Genre: Contemporary Hungarian Works
Period: Contemporary Music
Language: Hungarian, English
Duration: ca 5'
Length: 8 pages
Published: November 2016
Item number: 15068
ISMN: 9790080150689
The Young Wives' Song, written in 1925 by Attila Jozsef (1905-1937) is a poem I found accidentally in the summer of 2010. It struck me on reading it that it can have two different meanings: a positive and a tragic resonance. By employing different singing techniques, I compiled and set to music the lines of verse, so that sometimes one meaning, sometimes the other comes to the fore. I was just 20 when I wrote the piece, just as Attila Jozsef was when he wrote the poem.(Mate Balogh).

The full duration of the song is approximately 5 minutes. It was premiered by Boglárka Terray on 2 October 2010, in Budapest.