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Zoltan Kodaly
"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos


Hear the Music!
Kodály: Háry János Suite

Classical Composers who Used Folk Music

Zoltán Kodály was not the only composer to use folk tunes in the music he wrote. Here are some others.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who wrote a set of variations on the piece that we know as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

George Frederick Handel

Richard Strauss

2.Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly collected folk music from which country?






3. Which opera includes several German folk songs?



Hansel and Gretel

William Tell

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