Lajtha: Symphony No. 2 & Variations, Op. 44 / Pasquet, Pecs Symphony Orchestra

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László Lajtha was one of the leading Hungarian composers of the first half of the twentieth century. Of his nine symphonies, Symphony No. 2, from...

László Lajtha was one of the leading Hungarian composers of the first half of the twentieth century. Of his nine symphonies, Symphony No. 2, from 1938, is an intense, sombre and brooding work as if foreshadowing the horrors of the war to come. Volume 1 of this original Marco Polo series can be heard on 8.573643. A Marco Polo reissue. With his contemporaries Bartók, Kodály, and Dohnányi, László Lajtha was one the leading Hungarian composers in the first half of the twentieth-century, and his position as the country’s greatest symphonist is unrivalled. Of his nine symphoniesSymphony No.2, Op.27 dates from 1938 and is an intense, sombre, and brooding work as if foreshadowing the horrors of war to come. Asked to compose incidental music for the film of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral Lajtha responded with a magnificent score, which can also be enjoyed as an autonomous composition called Variations, Op.44.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 11, 2016


  • UPC: 747313364473


  • Catalog Number: 8573644


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: László Lajtha


  • Conductor: Nicolás Pasquet


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Pecs Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Pasquet