GYÓRGY ORBÁN (b.1947): Magnificat for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (Ildikó Cserna [soprano], Andrea Meláth [mezzo]), PÉTER TÓTH (b.1965): Hymnus de Magna Hungariae Regina for Chorus and Orchestra, ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967): My Heart Aches for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra, Kálló Double Dance for Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 05K092
Reference: HCD 32571
Description: Collectors of contemporary, tonal, post-romantic music could do far worse than to try Orbán's 28-minute Magnificat (which even has jazz drums and a bluesy mode at Deposuit potentes!) and Tóth's 13-minute Marian hymn. The two Kodály pieces (one from 1917, the Dances from 1950) add a pair of cimbaloms to the orchestra for authentic Gypsy folk flavor. Hungarian-English texts. Béla Bartók Choir of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, University Orchestra; Gábor Baross.