Cover Weiner: Toldi, Op. 43

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Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV & Valéria Csányi

Composer: Leó Weiner

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  • Leó Weiner (1885 - 1960): Toldi, Op. 43:
  • 1Toldi, Op. 43: I. The Poet Muses07:27
  • 2Toldi, Op. 43: II. Merrymaking, Feast in Nagyfalu05:45
  • 3Toldi, Op. 43: III. The Wooden Spears Whirled in Their Hands02:38
  • 4Toldi, Op. 43: IV. Miklós Is in Hiding07:22
  • 5Toldi, Op. 43: V. Miklós Fights Two Wolves02:10
  • 6Toldi, Op. 43: VI. Miklós Lays the Wolves Beside György’s Bed05:50
  • 7Toldi, Op. 43: VII. Thunderstorm07:40
  • 8Toldi, Op. 43: VIII. King Louis Gives an Audience to György05:12
  • 9Toldi, Op. 43: IX. Moonlight06:45
  • 10Toldi, Op. 43: X. Bence Finds Miklós Again06:49
  • 11Toldi, Op. 43: XI. A Crowd Is Gathering on Both Banks of the Danube03:30
  • 12Toldi, Op. 43: XII. The King Sends for the Victorious Warrior03:29
  • Total Runtime01:04:37

Info for Weiner: Toldi, Op. 43

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. Weiner considered Toldi one of his most significant compositions, and he also composed two suites from the work.

Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV
Valéria Csányi, conductor

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