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Zoltán Kodály:

The Story of Hary Janos

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Kodály: Prelude
Kodály: Viennese Musical Clock
Kodály: Song
Kodály: The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
Kodály: Intermezzo
Kodály: Entrance of the Emperor and his Court

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About Zoltán Kodály
Classical Composers who Used Folk Music
The Kodály Method

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This Week's Quiz!

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

 it must be true

 it must be false

The clock in Hary Janos is

 French

 German

 Viennese

 Russian

The twangy instrument that you hear in Hary Janos is a

 cymbal

 harpsichord

 cimbalom

 guitar

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Zoltán Kodály:

The Story of Hary Janos

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Kodály: Prelude
Kodály: Viennese Musical Clock
Kodály: Song
Kodály: The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
Kodály: Intermezzo
Kodály: Entrance of the Emperor and his Court

More shows about Zoltán Kodály

About Zoltán Kodály
Classical Composers who Used Folk Music
The Kodály Method

Learn more about Zoltán Kodály | This is an Activity Sheet available

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

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

 it must be true

 it must be false

The clock in Hary Janos is

 French

 German

 Viennese

 Russian

The twangy instrument that you hear in Hary Janos is a

 cymbal

 harpsichord

 cimbalom

 guitar