Laszlo Hadady (oboe), Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Mariusz Smolij (conductor)
Eugene Zador, who emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1939, described his style as 'exactly between La Traviata and Lulu'. Although some of his works are overtly 'Hungarian' in style, for the most part he composed in a cosmopolitan but conservative twentieth-century idiom, firmly grounded in tradition, that is strongly tonal and highly contrapuntal. The second volume of this series features the richly varied Oboe Concerto and Divertimento for Strings (his most-performed piece) and the composer's own favourite, Studies for Orchestra, which, despite its great profusion of ideas and melodic lines, has a remarkable unity and consistency. Mariusz Smolij is a founding member of the Penderecki String Quartet, former artistic director of the Lutoslawski Wroclaw Philharmonic and Wratislavia Cantans International Festival, Poland, and currently serves as Music Director of the Acadiana Symphony in Louisiana and Riverside Symphonia in New Jersey. Eugene Zador's Orchestral Works Volume 1 is available on 8572548.
Zador Divertimento for Strings, Elegie and Dance, Oboe Concerto, Studies for Orchestra
Running Time: 1 hr 8 min