Bela Bartok Children's and Female Choruses Live DVD
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Titels of Bela Bartok Children's and Female Choruses;
２． Don’t leave me here!
１． Letter to those at home
２． Play song
１． Don’t leave me!
２． I have a ring
３． I’ve no one in the world
１． Hussar’ song
２． Loafers’ song
４．Girls’ teasing song
１． Boys’ teasing song
２． Michaelmas greetings
３．Joyful, cheerful cry
２． Had I not seen you!
３．The bird flew away
１． Cushion dance
３．God be with you!
Bela Bartok’ and the concert of Fukushima Kodaly Choir
Béla Bartók’s 27 choruses for equal voices are masterpieces of the Hungarian
choir repertoire. They do not only reflect the soul of the nation but hold
general human values and virtues. Music and lyrics are at once traditional
and modern, so the whole series of the choirs in question contains everlasting
values, with an artistic up-to-date timeliness.Furiya Miyako is a most
distinguished interpreter of those Béla Bartók choirs. Her thorough knowledge
of the essence of Hungarian music is due to her long-time experiences at
the sources of the treasures of Hungarian music literature in all respects.
The performance of her choir, Fukushima Kodály Choir is on a top level,
recognized by many Hungarian musical experts and music critics. The interpretation
of the 27 choir compositions is in contest with the best Hungarian ensembles
in our time. Conductor Prof. Gábor Ugrin has already directed the Kodály
Choir a number of times. He is one of the most outstanding Hungarian choir
conductors, who teaches at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and the Ferenc
Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Prof. Ugrin has given lectures all
over the world, in Europe, in America and in Asia. He is a Board Member
of the Hungarian Kodály Society. His presence in Japan is very significant,
as he is an authentic interpreter of Béla Bartók 's famous choir works
for equal voices.
Conductor: Gabor Ugrin
Ugrin Gábor was born in Gyula in Hungary in 1932. Graduate of Franc Liszt
Music Academy, He is a professor at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and F.
Liszt Music Academy. His post as conductor of the Hungarian Youth Choir
has gained him recognition as one of the Hungary's leading choral conductors.
He founded Jeunesses Musicales Chorus and has conducted many concerts.
He was awarded the Hungarian Franz Liszt Trophy in 1975, Zoltán Kodály
Trophy in 1998, and a Béla Bartók -Pásztory Ditta in 2002. He was a guest
of the Fukushima Kodály Choir since 1986. Many CDs ；The Choral Music of Kodaly (HUNGAROTON SLPD 12554), LISZT: Choral Music (HUNGAROTON SLPD 31103)．
Choir: Fukushima Kodaly Choir
Kodály Choir was named in admiration of Zoltán Kodály and his pedagogical
and musical contributions. The repertory covers a wide range; traditional
Japanese folk songs and folk dances accompanied by traditional instruments
and as well as modern Japanese choral works and . European choral music,
from Gregorian chant to modern a cappella especially Hungarian (Kodály,
Bartók, Bárdos and Kocsár) in a variety of vocal productions. Also any
other folk music, such as Bulgarian, Indonesian and South African. The
choir undertook three concert tours in Hungary (in 1990,1994 and 1999).and
two concert tours at International Society for Music Education conferences(in
1996 and 2006) and three concert tours at the International Kodály Society
conferences(1997, 1999 and 2001). In 2004 the choir undertook a concert
tour in USA.CDs; Magos a rutafa (EMI Toshiba TOCF-56002), Many Nations-Many
Voices (FKC 2000), Bartók's Choral Works for Children's and Female Voices
(FKC 2001) conducted by Gábor Ugrin and Miyako Furiya.
Director: Miyako Furiya
Dr. Miyako Furiya, the Director & Conductor of the Fukushima Kodály
Choir is a Graduate of Musashino Music Academy in Japan. During 1987, she
studied in Hungary, mainly at the Liszt Music Academy, on a scholarship
from the International Kodály Society, focusing on choral conducting (under
Gábor Ugrin and Mária Mohayné Katanics) and piano performance (under György
Kurtág and Mariann Abrahám). After returning from Hungary, she founded
the Fukushima Kodály Choir in 1987 and since has conducted many concerts
throughout Japan and in many foreign countries.