Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite

Folk music is often regarded as the heart of a nation’s identity, and for Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly, folk music became a mission. He traveled all throughout the remote regions of Central and Eastern Europe, collecting folk tunes, and it’s no wonder that these tunes assimilated in his original compositions. In fact, Kodaly’s opera Hary Janos is a bit of a milestone: it’s the first time Hungarian folk songs were heard on the opera stage.

Air Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm