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 ):
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
János Háry suite
The Hungarian National Anthem
Bánk Bán – national opera fragment: Hazám, hazám…
Csárdás Queen – fragment
Gypsy Love – operetta fragment
Most múlik pontosan
Marta’s Song (Deep Forest)
The English Patient – movie
At the Danube
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
Budapest Klezmer Band
Various, iconic in Hungary
Gloomy Sunday – the Hungarian ‘suicide song’
The girl with pearl hair
I’ve dreamed a world
Wish I had two lives
On the street (1965)
I write the song to you (1976)
Metropolitan wolves (1978)
Hobo Blues Band
You live now (Elmegyek – 1984)
I’m searching my way (Hűség – 2000)
Kispál és a Borz
Csillag vagy fecske (Turisták bárhol – 2003)
Ederlezi (in Hungarian Idol contest 2005/2006)