A famous gypsy band once made such a strong impression on Kodály that he was inspired to write his exotic Galanta Dances.
Superstar Meng Su performs the piece that won her the gold medal and the distinction of being the first female guitarist to win the Parkening Competition. The extraordinarily beautiful Adagio makes the Concierto de Aranjuez one of the most popular of all time.
The picturesque Symphony No. 3, inspired by Mendelssohn’s memorable trip to Scotland, incorporates flavors of Scottish dance and folk music.