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CD1: Zoltán Kodály: Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11: No. 2 Transylvanian Lament (2:00)Franz Liszt: Csárdás obstiné, R. 45 (3:22), Sergei Rachmaninov: Prélude in E major, Op. 32/3 (2:20)Frédéric Chopin: Ballad in G minor, Op. 23 (8:26), Johann Sebastian Bach – Zoltán Kodály: Three Chorale Préludes: Ach, was ist doch unser Leben, BWV 743 (5:18), Claude Debussy: Petite Suite: I. En bateau. Andantino (Arrangement by Zoltán Kocsis, fingering and bowing by Miklós Perényi) (3:47)Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 (6:36), Jean Sibelius – Zoltán Kocsis: Valse triste (5:18)Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina in G major, Op. 100 B. 183: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace (2:22), Sergei Rachmaninov – Fritz Kreisler: Six Songs, Op. 38: No. 3 Daisies (3:36), Percy Aldridge Grainger – Fritz Kreisler: Molly on the Shore (Irish tune) (2:43), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238 (18:32), I. Allegro aperto (6:07), 13. II. (Andante un poco Adagio) (5:59) III. Rondeau. Allegro (6:20), Richard Wagner – Zoltán Kocsis: Parsifal, Act 2: Flower Maidens’ Scene and Finale (13:30)

CD2: Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées, L. 60 (on poems by Paul Verlaine) (13:58), Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique, Op. 7, Sergei Rachmaninov: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31: 17. We have seen the true light (1:30), Béla Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 87, BB 94b (9:51)Béla Bartók: Four Slovak Folksongs for Mixed Choir and Piano, Sz. 70, BB 78 (5:36),: Four Old Hungarian Folksongs for Male Choir, Sz. 50, BB 60 (3:53), Hungarian Peasant Songs for Orchestra, Sz. 100, BB 107 (9:01), Rumanian Folk Dances for Small Orchestra, Sz. 68, BB 76 (5:00), Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz.
Artist:
Various Composers
Title:
Zoltan Kocsis - A Tribute (2CD)
Label:
Hungaroton
Cat No:
HCD32803-04
Format:
CD
Price £24.99
• Zoltán Kocsis – piano (Disc One) Zoltán Kocsis – conductor (Disc Two)

• ”The sort of musical talent Zoltán Kocsis displays is something we’re blessed with maybe once or twice a century. It is a priceless treasure that we should take good care of!” – writes György Kroó, an influential music critic of his time on 21 March 1970 about the then 18-year-old young musician. The quotation clearly illustrates the extent of professional interest in Kocsis’ achievements already in the early days of his career, and the expectations kept rising only to put a heavy burden and responsibility on the pianist. Many others have been seen to collapse under such pressure. A large number of young competition-winning talents – even prodigies – tend to disappear after a few years and fail to embark upon the career their talent would have destine them to pursue. Only a handful of them can keep up consistent and conscientious work and live up to the high expectations. From this perspective as well,Kocsis boasted an unprecedented career: during the 46 and a half years that elapsed between his first Beethoven competition and his painfully premature death, his record of achievement was unparalleled fulfilling every hope and prophecy – and even beyond. Besides his glittering career as a pianist in domestic and international concert halls, he also created a lasting and momentous legacy as a conductor, composer, orchestrator, director and remained a committed individual and public figure with a strong presence on Hungary’s musical scene.
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