Music of Eugene Zador

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungary.

Music of Eugene Zador

NAXOS International, May 2012


Read more / buy on naxos.com


One of the highlights of the year
The works on this new Naxos release cover the broad arch of Zador’s concert works displaying a wide range of amazing color and melodic inventiveness. Mariusz Smolij and the Budapest Symphony get to show off their ability to shift from more traditional to more atonal music quite naturally capturing the many moods in this music. The recording is very immediate and captures the performances in realistic sound. Easily recommended as one of the highlights of the year.
M. Steve, Cinemusical, St. Paul, Minnesota
Eugene Zádor, Budapest Symphony Orchestra
The performances on this disc are excellent. The Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV plays with great spirt and finesse under Mariusz Smolij. Zádor was, as you might expect, a superb orchestrator. He did it for a living, after all, and by this I don’t mean he resorted to a gratuitous excess of color standing in for musical inspiration, but rather a knack for finding the right sound to convey the musical message. These players seem to appreciate this aspect of the music; the playing has soul, however subjective that may sound, while the engineering is excellent. Get to know this music; it’s worth your time.
David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
The performance of this orchestra is excellent. The recording is very good.
Harry van der Wal, Harry’s Musical Corner, USA
Worthy champions
The Budapest orchestra, under the direction of Mariusz Smolij, strikes me as being very worthy champions of their native composer, and the recorded studio sound is of a pleasing quality.
David Denton, David’s Review Corner, U.K.
Spirited performance
Mariusz Smolij conducts the Budapest Symphony in a spirited performance. It sounds like their quite familiar with his material. Take a chance and you won’t be disappointed.
Film Music: The Neglected Art, San Francisco