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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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Classical Composers who Used Folk Music
The Kodaly 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 Kodaly Method

Learn more about Zoltán Kodály

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

 

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