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"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos


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Kodály: Háry János Suite

The Story of Háry János

Kodály’s opera Háry János is about a real person who told real whoppers — big, fat lies. If you listened to him, you'd think he defeated Napoleon's army all by himself.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. According to Hungarian superstition, if you sneeze while you're telling a story

it must be true

it must be false


2.The clock in Hary Janos is

French

German

Viennese

Russian


3. The twangy instrument that you hear in Hary Janos is a

cymbal

harpsichord

cimbalom

guitar


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