LÁSZLÓ LAJTHA (1892-1963): Symphony No. 8. Op. 66, Symphony No. 9, Op. 67.
Catalogue Number: 10T006
Format: CD reissue
Description: Reflecting Hungary’s troubled times following the Soviet suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Lajtha’s last two symphonies are deeply emotional and dramatic works ranging from tragic intensity to optimism. Whereas the Eighth was aptly described by the composer’s wife as ‘a tragedy without consolation,’ the emotional power and the melodic beauty of the Ninth evoke suffering, happiness and hope. Pécs Symphony Orchestra; Nicolás Pasquet. Original 2000 Marco Polo release.