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Philharmonia Hungarica

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The Philharmonia Hungarica includes a unique history emerging in one from the darkest weeks from the Cool War. After Globe Battle II, Hungary, a nation that acquired allied itself with Nazi Germany, was occupied by Crimson Army soldiers, who supported a Communist party that seized control of the united states. In 1956, a favorite movement for independence arose and ousted the Communists. Struggling to tolerate this, the Soviet Union in Oct launched an enormous tank strike on Hungary and following a couple of days of level of resistance, their overwhelming power demolished the fledgling free of charge government’s forces. Thousands fled prior to the evolving Soviet pushes. Austria, the only real noncommunist nation bordering Hungary, opened up its borders to the flow of mankind, and on its earth the very first displaced people’ camps because the post-War years reopened. Included in this were some of the most talented musical performers of Hungary. A conductor, Zoltan Rozsnyai acquired the thought of developing an orchestra in exile in the refugees within the camps. He collected 75 music artists. They come up with a concert plan and performed because the Philharmonia Hungarica within the Vienna Konzerthaus on, may 28, 1957. That they had nature and passion, however they performed as an random, one-shot group. The people and Rozsnyai identified that they might build the group right into a real professional ensemble. These were motivated by their very own feeling of professional satisfaction, but also had been in hopes of earning long term careers for the orchestral players, who have been refugees and homeless, not only is it subject, as long as they go back to the Eastern Bloc, towards the loss of life charges. International Refugee Help Organizations along with other sponsors, including leading music artists of several nationalities, backed this effort. Included in this was the perpetual humanitarian Yehudi Menuhin as well as the internationally known conductor Antal Dorati. Dorati, a Hungarian who got remaining his homeland before Globe War II, right now got a reputation among the very best living orchestra-building conductors. He decided to use the orchestra as their creative mentor. He constructed them up, led a number of the 1st recordings (including music of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály) and got them on the 1st worldwide tour. Such support allowed the orchestra to negotiate a assured loan for working expenses. Then your small town of Marl, within the Ruhr in Western Germany, asked the Philharmonia Hungarica to be its citizen orchestra. The music artists were delighted to discover a long term home. They stayed an active documenting orchestra with Rozsnyai, Dorati, among others, and participated in another of probably the most honored tasks in phonograph background, the very first integral group of all Joseph Haydn symphonies, executed by Dorati. This established won practically all worldwide recording prizes. Since that time the Hungarica provides released over 130 discs and performed in 250 metropolitan areas all around the globe. They have accompanied great superstars like Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Heinrich Schiff, and Menuhin. Following loss of life in 1989 of creative coach Dorati, the orchestra appointed Menuhin as its honorary leader and new creative coach. Menuhin conceived the successful strategy to redirect the identification from the orchestra, creating it because the social ambassador from the recently united Free European countries. Because of the great support Menuhin offered towards the orchestra, it and the town of Marl possess called the Hungarica’s concert location Lord Menuhin Hall. The orchestra right now offers 80 full-time people of 14 nationalities. In 1990, following a fall of Communism in European countries, it offered its triumphant first concert in Budapest, Hungary. In 1997, Justus Frantz was appointed its main conductor.

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Music Songs Marosszéki táncok, Concerto for Orchestra, Summer Evening, Dances of Marosszék, Theatre Overture, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2, Symphony No. 100 in G major, Hob. I:100 "Military": IV. Finale. Presto, Adagio - Allegro, Allegretto, Crépuscule, poème symphonique, Op. 39, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, Rákóczi March, La Gazza Ladra: Overture, Kodály: Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song for Orchestra, "The Peacock" - 2. Con brio, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Kodály: Concerto for Orchestra - Allegro risoluto, Kodály: Theatre Overture, Der Freischütz: Overture, Les Préludes, Haydn: Symphony in E, H.I No.29 - 2. Andante, Haydn: Symphony in G minor, H.I No.39 - 1. Allegro assai, Haydn: Symphony in B flat, H.I No.35 - 3. Menuet. Un poco Allegretto, Haydn: Symphony in D, H.I No.1 - 1. Presto, Haydn: Symphony in B flat, H.I No.51 - 2. Adagio, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a, Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.1 - 3. Villanella, Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.3 - 2. Arie di corte: Andante cantabile, Kodály: Symphony in C - 1. Allegro, Rosamunde: Overture, Kodály: Concerto for Orchestra, The Queen's Lace Handkerchief : Overture
Albums The Complete Symphonies, Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute Suites 1, 2 & 3, Haydn: 24 Minuets, The Nutcracker / Serenade for Strings, Hungarian Dances (Complete), Green Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 2, D. 125 & Symphony No. 3 D. 200, Green Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 1, D. 82 & Symphony No. 3 D. 200, Symphony No.5 & 8 "Unfinished" ; Overture in the Italian Style, The "London" Symphonies, Vol. 1 / nos. 93, 94, 97, 100, 103 & 104, Haydn: The "Paris" Symphonies (2 CDs), Symphonies 60 - 71, Symphonies 94, 96, 101, 103, 104, Symphonies 1 & 3, Symphonies Nos. 96-104, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 / Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter", Eugen Szenkar: Philharmonia Hungarica, Green Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 4 "Tragic" & Symphony No. 2, D. 125, The Digital Masterpiece Series - Disc One, Wienerwalzer Paprika, Green Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 4 "Tragische" & Symphony No. 1, D. 82, Brahms : Symphony No. 2, Blue Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 5, D. 485 & Symphony No. 3, D. 200, Orange Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 4, D. 417 & Symphony No. 3, D. 200, Kodály: Háry János Suite/Dances of Galánta/Peacock Variations, etc., Haydn: The "London" Symphonies, Vol.1 (2 CDs), Mozart - Symphonie Nº 40, Nº 41, Green Edition - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 2, 8 & Valses nobles Nos. 1 - 4, 9, 10 & 12, Ancient Airs and Dances, Mozart - Symphony No. 40 - Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter', Blue Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D. 759 & Symphony No. 3, D. 200, Green Edition - Schubert: "Tragic" Symphony & "Trout Quintet", Enciclopedia Salvat de los Grandes Compositores - 32, Red Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 4 "Tragische", D. 417 & "Wanderer-Fantasie" D. 760, Orange Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 2, D. 125 & Symphony No. 8, D. 759, Classical Selection - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 "Tragic", Brahms : Symphonie n°4 Akademische, Fest-Ouverture, Tragische Ouverture, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies, Red Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 4 "Tragische", D. 417 & Piano Quintet, Op. 114 D. 667, Wiener Blut, Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"), Los Grandes de la Musica Clasica - Igor Stravinski Vol. 3, Red Edition - Schubert: Symphony No. 2, D. 125 & Symphony No. 4, D. 417, Haydn: The "London" Symphonies, Vol.2 (2 CDs), Háry János Suite / Dances of Galánta / Peacock Variations / Dances of Marosszék / Concerto for Orchestra / Symphony, Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suites Nos. 1-3, Bela Bartók: Dance Suite, Deux Portraits Op. 5, Mikrokosmos - Bourrée, From the Diary of a Fly, Green Edition - Schubert: Original Dances, Op. 9 & "Tragic" Symphony, Los Grandes de la Musica Clasica - Hector Berlioz Vol. 2, Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Major, Op. 48, Im Herzen der Klassik 05, Blue Edition - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5


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Quartet 2012 performer: "Symphony No.100 in G"
A Comédia de Deus 1995 performer: "Extracto da 'Sinfonia no. 49 em Fá menor' 'La Passion'" - as Philarmonia Hungarica

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China Lake 1983 Short musician

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