CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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Anett Fodor is a pianist, having begun her musical education with this instrument at the age of seven. She studied Piano, Music Pedagogy (in particular the concept developed by Zoltán Kodály), the History of Music and Musical Theory at the Károly Eszterházy College in the picturesque Hungarian city of Eger. Parallel to these musical studies she also studied History and qualified in both subjects.
Ms Fodor went on to spend a further two years at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, earning an MA in International Relations. Her extensive degree studies in these three fields honed her curiosity for historic detail as much as international musical style and broad cultural awareness. Already fluent in several European languages, Anett Fodor continued her studies in the English language at the Dániel Berzsenyi College in Szombathely, qualifying in 2007.
An interview with the composer Paul Carr
Anett Fodor discusses the Hungarian composer Bartók's love of both folk music and nature
Anett Fodor is impressed by Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra's recent recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. 'Daniel Harding awakens and keeps the listener's curiosity captive, demanding thorough attention for his compelling interpretation.'
Anett Fodor listens to Hungarian viola player Vidor Nagy. 'The mellifluous sound, the doleful melody, as well as Vidor Nagy's sensitive performance convince the listener that both the artist and instrument are worthy of recognition.'
Leon McCawley plays Schubert. 'His unique touch, articulation, expressive dialogue between hands and outstanding technique are admirably illustrated in virtuoso passages which demonstrate his remarkable sense of style. This recording offers many memorable moments for the listener.'
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