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Antecedents and descendants of Csaba Szabó

An exquisite selection of pieces, which highlighted some of the otherwise hidden connections of the 20th century Hungarian music and high standard performances -- this is how I can sum up the most important impressions I have had concerning the chamber music concert which centred round the pieces of Csaba Szabó.

PLEYEL: Chamber pieces

Quintet in E-Flat for flute, oboe, strings; 2 Quartets in G for oboe & strings; Quartet in D for flute & strings
Orsolya Kaczander, fl; Lajos Lencsés, ob; Vilmos Szabadi, v; Péter Bársony, va; Péter Szabó, vc
Hungaroton 32572 – 59 minutes

The Near Past of the Hungarian Flute

Decsenyi, Seiber, Kosa, Szabo, Szervanszky, Lendvay, Farkas, Jardanyi
Zoltan Gyongyossy; Zsuzsa Kollar, p
Hungaroton 32578 – 75 minutes

Rossini: Instrumental Music

"The highlights of this collection are the Budapest players' vividly released accounts of the rarely recorded wind and string Serenata and the two youthful sets of variations for assorted soloists and small orchestra. ...engaging and stylish performances..."

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