LÁSZLÓ LAJTHA (1892-1963): Symphonies No. 3, Op. 45 and No. 4, Op. 52 “Spring”, Suite No. 2, Op. 38.

Catalogue Number: 03S055

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573645

Format: CD reissue

Price: $11.98

Description: The passionate Third (1948) emerged from a fruitful period when the composer was based in London. Its origin was a film score for T.S. Eliot's “Murder in the Cathedral”; the Fourth (1951) uses Hungarian musical idioms with wit and charm to bewitch the listener from the outset, its escapist joie de vivre belying the dark circumstances that surrounded its creation, while the Second Suite (1943) is based on a satirical ballet that uses Classical mythology to poke fun at fascist dictators. Pécs Symphony Orchestra; Nicolas Pasquet. Original 1996 Marco Polo release.

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