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Zoltán Kodály (16th December 1882–6th March 1967) was a Hungarian composer, , educator, linguist, and philosopher.

Kodály was one of the first people to undertake the serious study of folk song. Around 1906 he and fellow composer Béla Bartók published several collections of folk music together, and they both show the influence of folk music in their own compositions.

Kodály later studied with Charles Widor in Paris. There he absorbed influences of the music of Claude Debussy. In 1907… read more

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  • Avatar for Artran
    Cello Sonata, sure, but folks, try also his songs, for example 3 Songs on poems by Béla Balázs, Kádár Kata, Molnár Anna or 5 songs of the Mountain Cheremis. They're terrific and not very well known. What a wonderful composer!
  • Avatar for I0000days
    Despite having heard his sonata for unaccompanied cello more than a year ago, I do remember it all.
  • Avatar for BatooqSupersoul
    on tour
  • Avatar for pornogothic
    the solo cello sonata stole my heart.
  • Avatar for slavicfrost
    My cup of tea.
  • Avatar for Seavas
    Heard the cello sonata, eh?
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    I take back my "decent" - he is very good. Not a neglected master, just a really fine composer who wrote a few masterpieces (it's no mean feat to write even one =)).
  • Avatar for svenghoulieil
    Bartok and Kodaly - Folk music - Awesome
  • Avatar for ditta007
    Great forever!!!!!
  • Avatar for paulinale
    not my cup of tea

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