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Folk Music of Hungary

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Folk Music of Hungary

As one of the great devotees and collectors of folk songs, Béla Bartók visited villages throughout Eastern European countries such as Hungary and Romania in order to record local peasants on the spot, "in their natural environment." Nevertheless, for Folk Music of Hungary, which Bartók produced, peasants were brought to Budapest to be recorded at the Hungarian Broadcasting Company. His son Peter Bartók describes the recording as "a great event for these people who had never before seen the city." Hungarian Folk Songs features a capella singing as well as native instruments such as bagpipes and flutes. Liner notes include commentary by Peter Bartók, track notes by Henry Cowell, numerous pictures, musical notation, and translated lyrics.

Track Listing

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Come on Girls, To the Spinning House n/a 1:15
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On the Sandy Bank of the Creek n/a 2:01
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Beautiful is the Spring n/a 2:09
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I Live on the Brink of the Theiss River n/a 1:53
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The Cemetery's Gate Female Hungarian singer 1:44
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Clouds Are Gathering Female Hungarian singer 1:15
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107
I Pray to God Female Hungarian singer 1:48
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Everlasting Love Female Hungarian singer 1:50
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I Pray to God Hungarian musicians 1:37
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Everlasting Love Hungarian musicians 1:27
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They are Playing the Bagpipe Hungarian bagpipers 1:00
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instrumental Hungarian bagpipers 1:07
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instrumental Hungarian bagpipers 1:17
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114
O Love, O Love Hungarian musicians 1:59
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I Am a Prisoner Male Hungarian singer 1:28
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Where Have You Been Siskin, This Night Female Hungarian singer 0:51
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My Dog, Rajna Male Hungarian singer 1:05
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On the Border of Baranya County Male Hungarian singer 0:54
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On the Hoof of the Horse of Joe Francis Male Hungarian singer 1:03
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