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Eugene Zador: Five Contrasts; A Children's Symphony; Aria and Allegro; Hungarian Capriccio et al.

> Aria and Allegro - Aria
> Aria and Allegro - Allegro
> 5 Contrasts - I. Introduction: Andante moderato - Vivo
> 5 Contrasts - II. Autumn Pastorale
> 5 Contrasts - III. Fantasy: Poco vivo
> 5 Contrasts - IV. Scherzo rustico: Allegretto pesante
> 5 Contrasts - V. Fugue: Allegretto - Allegro moderato
> Children's Symphony - I. Allegro moderato (con spirito)
> Children's Symphony - II. Fairy tale
> Children's Symphony - III. Scherzo militaire
> Children's Symphony - IV. The Farm
> Hungarian Caprice - Hungarian Caprice
> Csardas Rhapsody - Csardas Rhapsody

Album Summary

>Zador, Eugene : Aria and Allegro, for strings & brass
>Zador, Eugene : Contrasts (5), for orchestra
>Zador, Eugene : A Children's Symphony
>Zador, Eugene : Hungarian Capriccio, for orchestra
>Zador, Eugene : Csardas Rhapsody, for orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Eugene Zádor was a remarkable colorist and orchestrator whose Hollywood film work was extensive. He described himself as a 'middle of the road extremist'. The Aria and Allegro is a beautifully crafted work brimming with rhythmic energy. Five Contrasts for Orchestra demonstrates his rich sound world at its most vibrant; film noir jostling with a big-booted country dance. The lighter A Children's Symphony is one of his most popular pieces - communicative, witty, accessible. We also hear two small and captivating evocations of his native Hungary. Mariusz Smolij is a founding member of the Penderecki String Quartet, former artistic director of the Lutoslawski Wroclaw Philharmonic and International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Poland, and currently serves as Music Director of the Acadiana Symphony in Louisiana and Riverside Symphonia in New Jersey.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
I recommend this to anyone interested in American music with a foreign touch. The sound has fine clarity, but there is a boxy quality, too, like those old CRI recordings. The trumpets are especially affected. In a way, it fits the music. The notes are informative and detailed.

MusicWeb International, June 2012
The music is always impeccably and imaginatively orchestrated, and the melodies are gracefully shaped, but they lack the sheer impact that is needed for them to make an indelible impression...At the same time if the music is not of the first rank, it is by no means negligible.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010).



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Works Details

>Zador, Eugene : Aria and Allegro, for strings & brass
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV
  • Notes: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Zador, Eugene : Contrasts (5), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zador, Eugene : A Children's Symphony
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Zador, Eugene : Hungarian Capriccio, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Zador, Eugene : Csárdás Rhapsody, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
  • Notes: Studio 22, Hungarian Radio, Budapest, Hungary (09/13/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern