Weiner: Toldi Suites, Opp. 43a & 43b Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV & Valéria Csányi

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Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Leó Weiner (1885 - 1960): Toldi Suite, Op. 43a:
  • 1Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: I. Bevezető04:21
  • 2Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: II. Vidám sütés-főzés a konyhán02:03
  • 3Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: III. György összevész öccsével, Miklóssal02:56
  • 4Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: IV. Gerely-vetés02:39
  • 5Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: V. Miklós bújdosik03:26
  • 6Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: VI. Bence, a hű cseléd04:02
  • 7Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: VII. Miklós búcsúzik anyjától05:53
  • 8Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: VIII. A temetőben04:51
  • 9Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: IX. A csárdában03:38
  • 10Toldi Suite, Op. 43a: X. Miklós viszontlátja anyját03:24
  • Toldi Suite, Op. 43b:
  • 11Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: I. Bevezető04:20
  • 12Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: II. Vidám sütés-főzés a konyhán02:02
  • 13Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: III. Miklós búcsúzik anyjától03:26
  • 14Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: IV. Bence, a hű cseléd04:01
  • 15Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: V. A csárdában03:38
  • 16Toldi Suite, Op. 43b: VI. Miklós viszontlátja anyját03:30
  • Total Runtime58:10

Info for Weiner: Toldi Suites, Opp. 43a & 43b

Weiner liked to revise or rearrange his works either of his own accord or as requested by performers and pupils. The ten-movement Suite, Op. 43a was written for Fritz Reiner, a former pupil of Weiner who was the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the time, though it appears to have been unperformed.

Leó Weiner’s influence as a teacher in Budapest was exceptional and his pupils were some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. But it’s only in recent years that his compositions, with their synthesis of German Romantic and Hungarian elements, have been brought to wider appreciation. Like Csongor and Tünde (8573491), the symphonic poem Toldi was inspired by a masterpiece of Hungarian literature. Cast in twelve sections, the music follows the epic poetry in a way that seems to notate the text musically, a unique achievement.

Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV
Valéria Csányi, conductor

Valéria Csányi
(born 2 October 1958) is a Hungarian conductor.

She obtained a music teacher and coral conductor diploma in 1982 and a conductor’s diploma in 1984 at Liszt Academy of Music. She attended master courses by Karl Österreicher in Vienna, Péter Eötvös in Szombathely and Milan Horvat in Salzburg.

Since 1983 she has been a member of the Hungarian State Opera, initially as a répétiteur. During her tutorial work she coached the choir and soloists for almost the complete repertoire of the Opera. She got the opportunity to conduct operas in 1988, with several pieces given to her, and she also conducted premiers. She first conducted a ballet performance in 1995, the Nutcracker, which she has conducted for more than 150 times since then.

Between 1995 and 2009 she took part in all ballet productions of the Opera. For a long time she was the most fully employed conductor of the Opera, where she conducted about 700 performances. She toured Austria, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Mexico. She made a CD recording of Johann Strauss Jr’s operetta Fürstin Ninetta with the Stockholm Strauss Orkester for Naxos Records as well as the first complete recording of Ferenc Erkel’s opera István király, and the music ballet of Leo Weiner.

Booklet for Weiner: Toldi Suites, Opp. 43a & 43b

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