Artist: Liza Ferschtman, Dmitry Ferschtman
Title: Kodaly, Ravel, Schulhoff – Duos for Violin & Violincello
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2012
Duration: 02:05:04
Quality: High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Label: Challenge Records

The name of Zoltn Kodly will always be irrevocably bound up with that of fellow countryman and friend Bla Bartk, with whom he collected and investigated the sources of original Hungarian folk music. After studying German and Hungarian, he even devoted a thesis to the Hungarian folksong in 1906. Despite political troubles and despite being thwarted by the Hungarian regime with its Nazi sympathies, as a member of the opposition Kodly metamorphosed into the fundament of Hungarian cultural life. And in contrast to Bartk, he even managed to get works performed abroad, works such as Psalmus Hungaricus and parts of Hary Jans. Kodly had made it his object to create a tradition of true Hungarian artistic music on the basis of Hungarian folklore and tradition, as can be heard in his own works. He remained in Hungary even when his good friend Bartk was given political asylum in the United States. He received many honours and afterthe war he was an internationally famed composer and instructor. Kodly died in Budapest in 1967.


01 – Duo for Violin & Cello Op. 7- I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
02 – Duo for Violin & Cello Op. 7- II. Adagio
03 – Duo for Violin & Cello Op. 7- III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento – Presto
04 – Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle- I. Allegro
05 – Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle- II. Tres vif
06 – Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle- III. Lent
07 – Sonate pour Violon et Violoncelle- IV. Vif avec entrain
08 – Duo for Violin & Cello- I. Moderato
09 – Duo for Violin & Cello- II. Zingaresca Allegro giocoso
10 – Duo for Violin & Cello- III. Andantino
11 – Duo for Violin & Cello- IV. Moderato