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LAJTHA, L.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 6 (Pécs Symphony, Pasquet)


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LAJTHA, L.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 6 (Pécs Symphony, Pasquet)

Reflecting Hungary’s troubled times following the Soviet suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Lajtha’s last two symphonies are deeply emotional and dramatic works ranging from tragic intensity to optimism. Whereas the Eighth Symphony was aptly described by the composer’s wife as ‘a tragedy without consolation’, the emotional power and the melodic beauty of the Ninth Symphony evoke suffering, happiness and hope. A huge success at its 1963 Parisian première, the work was acclaimed by the critic Claude Rostand as ‘the one that convinced us that László Lajtha was truly one of the greatest symphonic composers of the 20th century’.

Lajtha, László

  Symphony No. 8, Op. 66
1.   I. Allègre et léger 00:09:41
2.   II. Lent et triste 00:07:23
3.   III. Très agité et toujours angoissé 00:10:09
4.   IV. Violent et tourmenté 00:11:19
  Symphony No. 9, Op. 67
5.   I. [Vite] 00:09:11
6.   II. Lento 00:10:05
7.   III. Vite 00:07:09

Total Playing Time: 01:04:57

Lajtha, László

Pasquet, Nicolás

Pécs Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573648

Barcode: 747313364879

Physical Release: 09/2017

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