MUSIC

Step into the dimension of Hungarian music…
We would love to be your guide on a Hungarian Music & Composers tour! Check out our TOURS.

First of all, Wikipedia has a very long list of Hungarian composers, from classic to modern music. Check it out here.

Hungarian music wouldn’t be today what it is without them (our list is incomplete :-) ):

CLASSICAL

Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rapsody

Béla Bartók
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta

Zoltán Kodály
János Háry suite

Ferenc Erkel
The Hungarian National Anthem

Bánk Bán – national opera fragment: Hazám, hazám…

Ernő Dohnányi

György Cziffra

OPERETTA

Imre Kálmán
Csárdás Queen – fragment

Ferenc Lehár
Gypsy Love – operetta fragment

FOLK

Csík Zenekar
Most múlik pontosan

Sebestyén Márta
Teremtés

Marta’s Song (Deep Forest)

The English Patient – movie

Ghymes
At the Danube

GYPSY

Bálint Sárosi music historian has a very good series on Gypsy music from 1975, available on the Youtube in very long parts, with Hungarian explanation, still much enjoyable if you just listen to the music. One can understand through his explanation why Gypsy music is not equal to Hungarian music, however a special Hungarian music was born with the help of Gypsy instruments and sounds best when played by Gypsy musicians.
You can start this beautiful journey in the world of Hungarian Gypsy music here.

The 100 Gypsy Violins

KLEZMER

Budapest Klezmer Band

Various, iconic in Hungary

Rezső Seress
Gloomy Sunday – the Hungarian ‘suicide song’

Omega
The girl with pearl hair

Edda
The unfaithful

I’ve dreamed a world

Piramis
Wish I had two lives

Tamás Cseh
Budapest

Illés
On the street (1965)

LGT
I write the song to you (1976)

Beatrice
Metropolitan wolves (1978)

Hobo Blues Band
Kőbánya Blues

Karthago
Requiem (1983)

Péter Máté
You live now (Elmegyek – 1984)

Ákos
I’m searching my way (Hűség – 2000)

Kispál és a Borz
Csillag vagy fecske (Turisták bárhol – 2003)

Magdi Rúzsa
Ederlezi (in Hungarian Idol contest 2005/2006)

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