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Samples of Tone-Pearls recordings

A captivating selection of non-published recordings is listed below for demonstrating Tone-Pearls recording technique. As a courtesy, you may download high resolution flac files for free.

KodalyZoltán Kodály

Psalmus Hungaricus (Excerpt)

Psalmus Hungaricus, Op. 13, is a choral work for tenor, chorus and orchestra by Zoltán Kodály, composed in 1923. The Psalmus was commissioned to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Buda and Pest, and Óbuda for a gala performance on 19 November 1923 along with the Dance Suite by Béla Bartók, and the Festival Overture by Erno Dohnányi, who conducted the concert.

Psalmus Hungaricus is scored for for tenor, mixed choir of 120. and orchestra. Recorded in a huge concert hall of 1700 seats. Download as a FLAC file of 24 bit 96 kHz.

BartokBéla Bartók

Evening in Transylvania, for piano (10 Easy Pieces No. 5)

Bartók was born in Transylvania, which at the time was a part of Hungary. Folklore and fiction have combined to associate that province not with music or other cultural activities, but with vampires and their dark netherworld. Evening in Transylvania, though, paints a lovely picture of Bartók's birthplace, hardly one of a threatening or sinister locale.

The piece was recorded in a living room of Endre Hegedus who palys on a Steinway B piano. Download as a FLAC file of 24 bit 88.2 kHz.

KurtagGyörgy Kurtág

Signs VI (Signs, Games and Messages for string)

György Kurtág's string chamber music for violin, for viola and violincello. As the title - Signs, Games and Messages - suggests, they include compositions of varying length written for different types of occasion: musical 'letters', tributes and playful experiments in instrumental technique.

The piece was recorded in a small church of XVIII century. Download as a FLAC file of 24 bit 96 kHz.

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Goethe, 1749-1832

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