EUGENE ZÁDOR (1894-1977): Studies, Divertimento for Strings, Elegie and Dance, Oboe Concerto.
Catalogue Number: 03O010
Description: See last June (06N066) for the first volume of the Hungarian emigré's orchestral music. As there, this music is cosmopolitan - not particularly Hungarian unless it deals specifically with Hungarian folk-like music - very tonal and highly contrapuntal. The Elegie in the 1954 Elegie and Dance could almost be by Delius. The largest work here is the eight-movement, 26-minute Studies of 1969, premiered in Detroit by Sixten Ehrling, which is a hugely enjoyable concerto for orchestra which was the composer's favorite since "it has the most color". László Hadady (oboe), Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV; Mariusz Smolij.