For most part of its existence, Hungry has remained a communist state and that so dominantly reflects in its folk music. Hungarian folk music is an integral part of its national character. Hungary is credited to contribute heavily in the areas of folk, classical and popular music.
Hungarian music is still dominated by its folk songs which have kept on thriving courtesy its abundance of natural talents.
The effect can also be seen in Hungary’s neighboring countries such as Slovakia, Romania, Poland and most specifically in Transylvania region.
Glimpses of Hungarian music can also be felt in Szabolcs-Szatmar region and in the southwest part of Transdanubia, near Croatia. Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly are country’s most famous folk singers.
Hungarian classical music is also quite rich in diversity and quality and to some extent it has been influenced by European music. Other popular genres include jazz, rock and piano. Renowned composers are; trumpeter Rudolf Tomsits, Karoly Binder and Illes, Metro and Omega.
Famous Hungarian songs are; “Budapest 3” by Tamas Cseh, “Mienk itt a ter”, Ha en rozsa volnek” (If I Were a Rose) by Zsuzsa Koncz (This Is Our Place) LGT, “Kobanya Blues” by Hobo Blues Band, Mondd meg, hogy imadom a pesti noket” (Tell Her I Adore the Women of Pest) by Jozsef Simandy etc.
Directory of Hungarian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Hungarian songs, new releases, free Hungarian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Hungarian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
hungary.org/~hipcat/music – Provides a list of Hungarian Music & Radio on the Internet….Hungarian Radio Stations online Listen Live!
http://www.cserkeszek.org/music_nepdal.html – A nice collection of Hungarian folk songs which you can listen in real audio.
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