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Zoltán Kodály:

About Zoltn Kodly

Zoltán Kodály was born in a small town in Hungary. His father worked for the Hungarian railroad, so the family moved around a lot. This meant that as a kid, Zoltán heard folk music from many different parts of the country. When he grew up, Hungarian folk music became his passion. Kodály spent a large part of his life collecting his native music, and teaching his countrymen about it.

Music heard in this episode:

Kodály: Cello Sonata
Kodály: Dances of Marosszek
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Kodály: The Spinning Room: Jok a Leanyok
Kodály: Summer Evening
Kodály: The Peacock
Kodály: Hungarian Rondo
Kodály: See the Gypsy Eats a Cheese
Kodály: Háry János: Musical Clock

Learn more about Zoltán Kodály

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What instrument did Kodaly teach himself to play?

 piano

 cello

 flute

 trumpet

Who was the composer with whom Kodaly shared a passion for Hungarian folk music?

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Bela Bartok

 Franz Liszt

Kodaly’s system of teaching is based in

 playing an instrument

 singing

 dancing

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Zoltán Kodály:

About Zoltn Kodly

Zoltán Kodály was born in a small town in Hungary. His father worked for the Hungarian railroad, so the family moved around a lot. This meant that as a kid, Zoltán heard folk music from many different parts of the country. When he grew up, Hungarian folk music became his passion. Kodály spent a large part of his life collecting his native music, and teaching his countrymen about it.

Music heard in this episode:

Kodály: Cello Sonata
Kodály: Dances of Marosszek
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Kodály: The Spinning Room: Jok a Leanyok
Kodály: Summer Evening
Kodály: The Peacock
Kodály: Hungarian Rondo
Kodály: See the Gypsy Eats a Cheese
Kodály: Háry János: Musical Clock

Learn more about Zoltán Kodály

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What instrument did Kodaly teach himself to play?

 piano

 cello

 flute

 trumpet

Who was the composer with whom Kodaly shared a passion for Hungarian folk music?

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Bela Bartok

 Franz Liszt

Kodaly’s system of teaching is based in

 playing an instrument

 singing

 dancing

 

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