László Lajtha

Works for orchestra · Zenekari művek

SYMPHONIES · SZIMFÓNIÁK

 

 

SYMPHONIE Op. 24 (1936)

 Dedication: “á M. G. M. Hoellering”

 I.

 Allegro

 II.

 Andante

 III.

 Allegro molto
 Setting: 2 fl. (II. anche picc.), ob., c. ing., cl., sax. t., 2 cor., tr., trb., arpa, cel., timp., perc., archi
 Duration: 19:40 [based on Marco Polo 8.223670]
 WP: 1938 or 1939, Netherlands (?)
  (Hungarian First Performance) 11 June 1948, Budapest

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik

 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1939 (A. L. 19.795)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223670 (1996)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 19:40 (= 6:59+­6:10+­6:31)

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 2 Op. 27 (1938)

(DEUXIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 I.

 –

 II.

 Molto vivace e leggiero

 III.

 –
 Setting: 2 fl. (II. anche picc.), 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., 4 cor., 2 tr., perc., arpa, pf, archi
 Duration: 29:39 [based on Marco Polo 8.223669]
 WP: 17 May 1957, Budapest
  Cond. by János Ferencsik
 Distribution: © Editio Musica Budapest, on hire
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223669 (January 1995)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 29:39 (= 10:16+­8:37+­10:46)

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 11 February 1988
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Antal Jancsovics

Total time = 29:30

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 3 Op. 45 (1948)

(TROISIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 I.

 Lento, quasi rubato

 II.

 Allegro molto e agitato
 Setting: 2 fl. (II. anche picc.), 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., 4 cor., 2 tr., 3 trb., tuba, arpa, campli., xyl., cel., 2 timp., perc., (tamburo piccolo, tam-tam, gran cassa, ptti), archi
 Duration: 17' [according to the composer]
  22:37 [based on Marco Polo 8.223671]
 WP: 1. March 1949, BBC, London
  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by Sir Adrian Boult

2. (Hungarian First Performance) 10 december 1948, Budapest

Cond. by János Ferencsik (?)

 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1949 (A. L. 20.619)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223671 (September 1995)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 22:37 (= 12:23+­10:14)

 Note: This music is included in the film music Murder in the Cathedral
  Op. 45.

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 4 Op. 52 “Le printemps” (1951)

(QUATRIÉME SYMPHONIE)

[“Spring Symphony”]

 

 I.

 Allegro molto

 II.

 Allegretto

 III.

 Vivace
 Setting: fl., picc., ob., c. ing., 2 cl., fg., cfg., 4 cor., cornet, tr., arpa, cel., cmpli, perc., archi
 Duration: 25:00 [based on Hungaroton HCD 31452]
 WP: 15 October 1951, Budapest
  Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1951 (A. L. 20.923)
 LP: Hungaroton LPX 11564
  (Note: Grand Prix, Académie du Disque Français)
 CD: 1. Hungaroton HCD 31452 (1991)
  Hungarian State Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik

Total time = 25:00 (= 10:04+­6:21+­8:28)

2. Marco Polo 8.223671 (September 1995)

Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 26:10 (= 11:00+­6:14+­8:56)

 Radio: 1. Hungarian Radio, 12 October 1965
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by György Lehel

Total time: 25:00

2. Hungarian Radio, 27 February 1974

Hungarian State Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik

Total time = 24:55

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 5 Op. 55 (1952)

(CINQUIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 Dedication:  “á Henri Barraud”

 I.

 Trés modéré

 II.

 Vite et agité
 Setting: 3 fl. (III. anche picc.), 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl., sax. a., 3 fg. (III. anche cfg.), 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba, timp., cel., perc., 2 arpe, archi
 Duration: 27:15 [based on Marco Polo 8.223672]
 WP: 20 october 1952, Budapest
  Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1954 (A. L. 20.621)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223672 May 1996
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 27:15 (= 15:46+­11:29)

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 6 Op. 61 (1955)

(SIXIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 Dedication:  “á M. Albert Marinus”

 I.

 Trés vif

 II.

 Trés calme

 III.

 Allegretto grazioso

 IV.

 Vif et bien rythmé
 Setting: 2 fl., picc., 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl., 3 fg., sax. a., 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba, timp., cel., xyl., perc., 2 arpe, archi
 Duration: 29' [according to the composer]
 WP: 5 November 1955. Budapest
  Hungarian State Orchestra. Cond. by János Ferencsik
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1959 (A. L. 21.644)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223672 (May 1996)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 36:14 (= 9:54+­12:40+­7:24+­6:14)

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 7 Op. 63 “Revolution” (1957)

(SEPTIÉME SYMPHONIE)

[“Revolution Symphony”]

 

 Dedication:  “á Monsieur et Madame John STREET”

 I.

 Modéré – Agité

 II.

 Lent

 III.

 Agité
 Setting: 2 fl., picc., 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl., sax. a., 3 fg., 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba, timp., 2 arpe, xyl., perc., archi
 Duration: 26' (10'+­10'+­6') [according to the composer]
 WP: 26 April 1958, Paris, Salle Pleyel
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by György Lehel
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1961 (A. L. 22.388)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223667 (March 1994)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 30:49 (= 11:03+­13:36+­6:10)

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 14 September 1983
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by György Lehel

Total time = 27:50

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 8 pour Orchestre Op. 66 (1959)

(HUITIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 I.

 Allégre et léger

 II.

 Lent et triste

 III.

 Trés agité et toujours angoissé

 IV.

 Violent et tourmenté
 Setting: 3 fl., picc., 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl,. cl. b., sax. a, 2 fg., cfg., 4 cor., 2 tr., cornetto pistone, 3 trb., tuba, 2 timp., cel., xyl., perc., 2 arpe, archi
 Duration: 32' (8'10+­7'13+­8'15+­8'30) [according to the composer]
 WP: 21 May 1960, Budapest
  Hungarian State Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1962 (A. L. 23.026)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223673 (May 1996)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 38:29 (= 9:38+­7:24+­10:10+­11:18)

 

 

SYMPHONIE No. 9 Op. 67 (1961)

(NEUVIÉME SYMPHONIE)

 

 I.

 –

 II.

 Lento

 III.

 Vite
 Setting: 3 fl. (II. III. anche picc.), 3 ob. (III. anche c. ing.), 3 cl., cl. b., 2 fg., cfg., 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba, 4 timp., cel., xyl., cmpli., perc., 2 arpe, archi
 Duration: 23:18 [based on Hungaroton HCD 31452]
 WP: 2 May 1963, Paris, Théatre des Champs Élysées
  Philharmonic Orchestra of the French Radio, cond. by Louis Soltész
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1963 (A. L. 23.027)
 LP: Hungaroton LPX 11564
  (Note: Grand Prix, Académie du Disque Français)
 CD: 1. Hungaroton HCD 31452 (1991)
  Hungarian State Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik

Total time = 23:18 (8:01+­8:34+­6:43)

2. Marco Polo 8.223673 (May 1996)

Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 26:17 (= 9:06+­10:06+­7:05)

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 27 February 1974
  Hungarian State Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik

Total time = 23:30

 

 

OTHER WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA ·

EGYÉB MŰVEK ZENEKARRA

 

 

SUITE Op. 19(a) (1933)

(from the ballet Lysistrata Op. 19)

 

 I.

 Prélude et Hymne. Vivace

 II.

 Marche Burlesque. Tempo di Marcia

 III.

 Valse. Lente

 IV.

 Can-Can. Molto vivo
 Setting: 2 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., 2 cor., 2 tr., 2 trb., tuba, cel., arpa, trg., tamburo piccolo, ptti., tamburo grande, timp., archi
 Duration: 21:35 [based on Marco Polo 8.223670]
 WP: 8 November 1936, Budapest
  Székesfővárosi Zenekar, cond. by László Somogyi
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1935 (A. L. 18. 884)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223670 (May 1996)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 21:35 (9:06+­2:47+­7:03+­2:39)

 

 

OUVERTURE Op. 19(b) (1933)

Extrait du Ballet Lysistrata

 

   (Prestissimo)
 Setting: fl., picc., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., 2 cor., 2 tr., 2 trb., tuba, arpa, perc. (trg., tamburo piccolo, ptti., tamburo grande, timp., gong, cel., tam-tam), archi
 Duration: 4:25 [based on Marco Polo 8.223672]
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1939 (A. L. 19.734)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223672 (1996)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

4:25

 

 

HORTOBÁGY Op. 21(a) (1935)

Suite from the film music of Hortobágy Op. 21.

 

 I.

 La grande plaine hongroise. Andante

 II.

 Galopade dans la puszta. Presto
 Setting: 2 fl. (II. anche picc.), ob., c. ing., cl., cl.b., 2 fg., 2 cor., tr., arpa, 3 timp., ptti., tamburo, gran cassa, trg., tam-tam, archi
 Duration: 13' [according to the composer]
 WP: (With the title “Two Symphonic Pictures”) 25 January 1946, Budapest
  Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by János Ferencsik
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1965 (A. L. 23.446)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223667 (1994)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 13:11 (= 5:03+­8:08)

 

 

DIVERTISSEMENT Op. 25 (1936)

 

 I.

 Marche. Vif et bien rythmé

 II.

 Valsette

 III.

 Deux Strophes et Ritournelles. Lent

 IV.

 Sérénade

 V.

 Humoresque
 Setting: fl., 2 cl., cornetto pistone, 2 cor., arpa, timp., ptti., tamburo piccolo, archi
 Duration: 22:20 [based on the Radio recording]
  20' [according to Édition Leduc]
 WP: (Three movements only) 6 January 1946, Budapest
  Székesfővárosi Zenekar, cond. by László Somogyi
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1938 (A. L. 19.633)
 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 14 July 1958
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Tamás Bródy

Total time = 22:20

 

 

SYMPHONIE (“Les Soli”) Op. 33 (1941)

pour orchestre ácordes, harpe et batterie

[SYMPHONY “Les Soli”]

[for strings, harp and percussion]

 

 Dedication:  “á Florent Schmitt”

 I.

 Concert joyeux. Presto

 II.

 Gilles. Hommage á Watteau. Comme un menuet

 III.

 Partorale d’automne. Andante con moto

 IV.

 Férique. Presto
 Setting: arpa, perc., archi
 Duration: 23' (7'+­5'30+­ 4'30+­6') [according to the composer]
 WP: 11 September 1952, Paris
  Orchestre Nationale, cond. by Gaston Poulet (?)
 Published by Universal Edition Ltd, London © 1955 (U. E. 12164)
 Radio: Hungarian Radio, July 1954
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Viktor Vaszy

Total time = 30:10

 

 

IN MEMORIAM Op. 35 (1941)

Piéce symphonique pour orchestre [Symphonic piece for orchestra]

 

 Dedication:  “To the British Broadcasting Corporation”
  (Andante sostenuto)
 Setting: 2 fl., 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl., cl.b., 2 fg., cfg (III. anche fg.) 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba, timb., perc. (3 esec.: tamburo piccolo, gran cassa, ptti., tam-tam, trg.), archi
 Duration: 19' [according to the composer]
 WP: 1942, London, BBC
 

BBC SO, cond. by Sir Adrian Boult

 Published by Universal Edition, Wien © 1947 (U. E. 11802)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223670 (May 1996)
 

Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

20:22

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 1 April 1957
 

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Gyula Borbély

20:05

 

 

SUITE No. 2 Op. 38(a) (1943)

(DEUXIÉME SUITE)

 

 I.

 Vivace

 II.

 Prestissimo

 III.

 Molto quieto

 IV.

 Vivace
 Setting: 3 fl., 3 ob. 3 cl., 3 fg., 4 cor., cornetto pistone, 2 tr., 3 trb., tuba, timp., perc., archi
 Duration: 25:28 [based on Marco Polo 8.223671]
  28' [according to Édition Leduc]
 WP: 1. 21 January 1953, Budapest
  Cond. by János Ferencsik

2. (West-European premičre) 1957, München.

Bayerischer Rundfunk

 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie ©1950 (A. L. 20.618)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223671 (September 1995)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 25:28 (6:18+­5:32+­6:05+­7:33)

 Note: Suite from the ballet: Le bosquet des quatre dieux Op. 38

 I.

= I. Entrée en rondeau

 II.

= VII. Lazzi

 III.

= VI. Le chant de la nuit

 IV.

= IX. Second finale

 

 

VARIATIONS POUR ORCHESTRE SUR UN THÈME SIMPLE

“LES TENTATIONS” Op. 44 (1947–48)

[VAR IATIONS FOR ORCHESTRA On a Simple Subject “The Temptations”]

 

 Théme

 Moderato

 Interlude I.

 Lent

 Var. I.

 Allegro molto e vivace

 Var. II.

 Piú mosso

 Interlude II.

 Lent

 Var. III.

 Maestoso

 Interlude III.

 Lent

 Var. IV.

 Allegro vivace

 Var. V.

 Vivace

 Var. VI.

 Presto

 Interlude IV.

 –

 Var. VII.

 –

 Var. VIII.

 –

 Var. IX.

 Presto molto

 Var. X.

 Piú lento

 Var. XI.

 Presto molto agitato
 Setting: fl., ob., cl., fg., cor., tr., trb., tuba, arpa, perc., archi
 Duration: 31' [according to the composer]
 Published by © 1985 by Editio Musica Budapest
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223669 (January 1995)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 40:22

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 28 January 1986
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Antal Jancsovics

Total time = 40:30

 Note: This music is included in the film music Murder in the Cathedral
 

Op. 45.

 

 

SUITE No. 3 Op. 56 (1952)

(TROISIÉME SUITE)

pour orchestre

[for orchestra]

 

 Dedication:  “pour le centenaire de la Société Philharmonique de Budapest”

 I.

 Trés vif

 II.

 Andante

 III.

 Presto

 IV.

 Allegretto

 V.

 Gai
 Setting: 2 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 cfg., 4 cor., 2 tr., cel., xyl., timp., perc., 2 arpe, archi
 Duration: 35'15 (4'30+­10'+­5'30+­6'45+­8'30) [according to the composer]
 WP: 1955, Paris.
  l’Orchester de Lyon, cond. by Maurice-Paul Guillot
 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1955 (A. L. 21194)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223667 (March 1994)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 30:49 (4:30+­6:50+­5:41+­5:29+­8:19)

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 27 October 1961
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by György Lehel

Total time = 35:25

 

 

WORKS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA ·

MŰVEK VONÓSZENEKARRA

 

 

SINFONIETTA Op. 43 (1946)

pour orchestre á cordes

[SINFONIETTA]

[for string orchestra]

 

 I.

 Molto allegro

 II.

 Pas trop lent

 III.

 Vivo e grazioso
 Setting: vln I., vln II., vla, vlc, cb.
 Duration: 18:17 [based on HCD 31452]
  16' [according to Édition Leduc]
 WP: 1. 26 May 1955, Prague
  Cond. by János Ferencsik

2. (Hungarian First Perfromance) 29 September 1964, Budapest

Cond. by János Ferencsik

 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1948 (A. L. 20. 581)
 LP: Hungaroton SLPX 12018 (1979)
 CD: Hungaroton HCD 31452 (1991)
  Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, dir. by Vilmos Tátrai

Total time = 18:17 (6:38+­6:51+­4:48)

 

 

SINFONIETTA No. 2 Op. 62 (1956)

(DEUXIÉME SINFONIETTA)

pour orchestre á cordes

[SECOND SINFONIETTA]

[for string orchestra]

 

 Dedication:  “á Guy Turbet-Delof ”

 I.

 Trés vif

 II.

 Lent et calme

 III.

 Prestissimo
 Duration: 20:46 [based on Koch Schwann 3-1360-2 H1]
  21' [according to Édition Leduc]
 WP: 1. 1956, Hamburg, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  2. (Hungarian First Performance) 17 April 1957, Budapest,

cond. by János Ferencsik

 Published by Alphonse Leduc & Cie © 1957 (A. L. 21.735)
 CD: Koch Schwann 3-1360-2 H1 (1994)
  Ensemble Orchestral Harmonia Nova, cond. by Didier Bouture

Total time = 20:46 (6:26+­8:33+­5:47)

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