Monday, June 02, 2014

László Lajtha

I just learned about the Hungarian composer László Lajtha, and thought I'd share some of his music here. Lajtha worked with Bartok and Kodaly collecting Hungarian folk music, but he supported the 1956 Revolution so his music was suppressed, and his ability to travel outside of Hungary was restricted.

Thank goodness the suppression didn't last! Here's his 6th String Quartet. It is, to my ears, every bit as good as the Quartets of Bartok and Kodaly (and that's saying a lot).

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