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ZADOR, E.: 5 Contrasts / Children's Symphony / Aria and Allegro / Hungarian Caprice (Budapest Symphony MAV, Smolij)

Composer(s):Zador, Eugene
Artist(s) Smolij, Mariusz, Conductor • Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572548
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Eugene Zádor was a remarkable colourist 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.


Review By Juan Berberana,Ritmo,September 2012

Interesantísima producción de Naxos, en torno a la figura del compositor húngaro (emigrado a Estados Unidos en los años 30 del S.XX) Eugene Zádor (1894-1977). Zádor logró sobrevivir, en el nuevo mundo, como orquestador y armonizador de bandas sonoras de otros compositores. Sobre todo, trabajando en exclusiva para Miklós Rózsa, durante veinte años. Escuchando sus obras originales, se percibe rápidamente un talento portentoso para utilizar la orquesta como vehículo excepcional en la transmisión de emociones y narraciones. Uno llega a pensar hasta que punto algunas piezas del propio Rozsa habrían tenido un impacto muy limitado, sin el quehacer de su compatriota a la hora de enriquecerlas y


Review By Rémy Louis,Diapason,September 2012



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