New Music from Hungary

Hear works by Hungarian composers and musicians on this New Sounds, including Istvan Marta, György Ligeti, and the Amadinda Percussion Group. Amadinda happens to be the first professional percussion group in Hungary and has had a number of works commissioned for them, including one by Hungarian composer Istvan Marta. Marta, has been called a bit of a minimalist who works in folkloric Hungarian and Transylvanian touches, sometimes even field recordings. Plus, we'll hear from Muzsikas, an ensemble who are as capable with traditional music as with the classical compositions of Bartok, Kodaly, Kurtag and Ligeti. And more.

PROGRAM # 3038, New Music from Hungary (First aired on Tues., 02/16/10)





Amadinda Percussion Group

Amadinda - Legacies

Aurél Holló: beFORe JOHN: 39 - the Dream of the Manichaeian

Hungaraton HCD31813
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Muzsikas (feat. Marta Sebestyen)

The Prisoner’s Song

Azt Gondoltam, esö esik (I thought it was raining) [4:06]

Hannibal Records HNCD 1341

Group 180

Group 180, Vol. 2

Bela Farago: Death of the Spider and Epitaph [15:53]

Hungaroton #SLPX-12799 LP.
Out of print, but try

Kronos Quartet

Black Angels

Istvan Marta: Doom. A Sigh [11:03]

Nonesuch 79242

György Ligeti -

The Ligeti Project III

Clocks and clouds for 12 female voices and orchestra, excerpt [10:00]

Teldec 87631
Available at OR Barnes and