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Kodály Zoltán: Énekszó

16 Songs (Reprint)

Op. 1
Setting: Voice and piano
Period: 20th Century
Language: Hungarian
Length: 68 pages
Format: 12,4 x 18,3 cm (FR/5)
Published: 1954
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: 1745
ISMN: 9790080017456
Zoltán Kodály's op. 1, Énekszó (Singing), this series of songs written on Hungarian folk poetry, first appeared in 1921 at Rózsavölgyi Publishing House. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first edition, a facsimile edition of the work and a new edition with Hungarian and English texts has been published, with great help of Mrs. Kodály née Sarolta Péczely.
The series of songs written between 1907 and 1909 simultaneously reflects the composer's first encounter with Hungarian folk songs and Debussy's song poetry. Kodály, who later composed numerous arrangements of folk songs for both solo voice and choir, uses only the texts of folk lyrics in these songs, the melodic world, although reminiscent of Hungarian folk songs in several ways, stems from his own melodic invention. And in piano accompaniments, you can feel the experimental spirit and atmosphere-creating power of the young composer at the same time.


Kodály Zoltán: Három út előttem
Kodály Zoltán: Jöjj te hozzám
Kodály Zoltán: Kinyílt a kalitka
Kodály Zoltán: Sem szántok, sem vetek
Kodály Zoltán: Isten adta kis barnája
Kodály Zoltán: Jaj de régen nem láttalak
Kodály Zoltán: Ha ki szépet szeret
Kodály Zoltán: Csak aztat csodálom
Kodály Zoltán: Vékony a pókháló
Kodály Zoltán: Azt gondolod rózsám
Kodály Zoltán: Ne sajnáld galambom
Kodály Zoltán: Ki-ki derül, meg beborul
Kodály Zoltán: Sohasem cselekszem
Kodály Zoltán: Azt gondolod, hogy én bánom
Kodály Zoltán: Tudtad, tudtad
Kodály Zoltán: Kötöttem bokrétát
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