Pentatone releases Lawrence Foster conducting Bartók & Kodály choral works with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra.

Music by two Hungarian composers, and folk-music-collecting friends, performed in Romania conducted by Los Angeles-born (to Romanian parents) Lawrence Foster, makes for an excellent collection, very well recorded at Radio Cluj in May 2022. Kodály’s Budavári Te Deum is lively and exhilarating, with lyrical correspondences to Walton’s Coronation Te Deum, music that speaks directly without … Continue reading Pentatone releases Lawrence Foster conducting Bartók & Kodály choral works with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra.