Hungarian Songs in a Chateau



Genre: Classical
Composers: Bartók, Dohnányi and Ligeti
Performers: Anne Sophie Petit coloratura soprano and Marcell Vigh piano
Recorded in Château de Longecourt-en-Plaine, Longecourt-en-Plaine, France: 15-16 July 2020
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Music is captured by just a single pair of AKG C 414 Limited Edition microphones, directly connected to a Nagra IVS serving as microphone preamplifier. Music is recorded by Lyrec PTR-1 Frida on SM468 tapes at 15 ips speed with CCIR equalisation. Because the music is recorded direct to stereo, there is no need for mixing or manipulating it after the recording has been made. We do not want to manipulate the recordings in any way. We always use live recording and record entire pieces of music.


Ernő Dohnányi (1877 - 1960)
Hungarian folksongs
00:00 I. Szerettelek, Álnok Lélek (Love I gave you)
01:54 II. Ázok, Ázok (Rain I thought it was that ran down)
03:02 III. Ó mely sok hal (Many fish are swimming in lake Balaton)
04:08 IV. Újfaluba, Hazám Földjén (Born to hardships and oppression)
06:49 V. Valaki jár udvaromon (Someone I hear prowling around)
07:46 VI. Az én ökröm a virág (Ah, an ox my mignonette)
09:46 VII. Tanuld asszony (Husbands must be always loved)

Béla Bartók (1881 — 1945)
Five Ady Songs, Op. 16
11:07 I. Három őszi könnycsepp (Autumn Tears)
12:54 II. Az őszi lárma (Autumn Echoes)

György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Three Weöres Songs
16:12 I. Táncol a Hold fehér ingben
17:14 II. Gyümölcs-fürt, ingatja a szél
19:37 III. Kalmár jött nagy madarakkal
21:30 Der Sommer
Five Arany Songs
24:20 I. Csalfa sugár
26:05 II. A legszebb virág
28:00 III. A csendes dalokból
28:58 IV. A bujdosó
32:14 V. Az ördög elvitte a fináncot

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486 metal reel
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