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ZADOR, E.: Divertimento / Elegie and Dance / Oboe Concerto / Studies (Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Smolij)

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2013

Originally recorded in 2013


Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV

Smolij, Mariusz

Mariusz Smolij



Hungarian Radio Studio 6, Budapest

Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos


Total Time - 67:31
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ZADOR, E.: Divertimento / Elegie and Dance / Oboe Concerto / Studies (Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Smolij)

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Elegie and Dance

1 Elegie: Andantino 7:27

Elegie and Dance


Oboe Concerto

3 I. Allegro 3:44
4 II. Andante 4:48
5 III. Allegro 3:58

Divertimento for Strings

6 I. Allegro moderato 6:37
7 II. Andantino 5:06
8 III. Moderato - Allegro molto 5:05


9 I. Prelude 2:36
10 II. Slow Phantasy 2:54
11 III. Capriccioso 1:55
12 IV. Introduction and Scherzo 4:16
13 V. Potpourri 2:56
14 VI. Song 2:53
15 VII. Crescendo - Decrescendo 4:01
16 VIII. Rapsodia 4:02
 Mariusz Smolij Conductor
 Smolij, Mariusz

Eugene Zádor, who emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1939, described his style as ‘exactly between La Traviata and Lulu’. Although some of his works are overtly ‘Hungarian’ in style, for the most part he composed in a cosmopolitan but conservative twentieth-century idiom, firmly grounded in tradition, that is strongly tonal and highly contrapuntal. The second volume of this series features the richly varied Oboe Concerto and Divertimento for Strings (his most-performed piece) and the composer’s own favourite, Studies for Orchestra, which, despite its great profusion of ideas and melodic lines, has a remarkable unity and consistency.

"...The Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV was founded in 1945 by the Hungarian State railways. They do first-class, enthusiastic work on this CD; they seem to be enjoying themselves. I can’t imagine any other orchestra playing this music better... If you like Rózsa, in all his musical incarnation, I think this CD will give you a lot of pleasure. I know it did that for me."

Raymond Tuttle - Fanfare - July/August 2013

                Artistic Quality 10                Sound Quality 10
This second volume in Naxos’ ongoing series contains four excellent pieces ... As with the previous release in this series, the performances are excellent. The orchestra plays with enthusiasm; this is quality music that’s evidently a lot of fun to play. Mariusz Smolij conducts as though he’s been performing these pieces forever, and the engineering is top-notch. Another terrific disc from Naxos, whose evident intent to record everything in the universe really pays off here."
David Hurwitz - - March 2013

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