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    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY & VARIOUS

    A memorial statue to the Hungarian composer, the late Zoltan Kodaly, was unveiled in Budapest last December 15, the centenary of his birth.

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    1. GV Soldiers laying wreath at foot of memorial statue of Kodaly as officials look on. (3 SHOTS) 0.19)
    2. CU PAN & GV Statue and crowd. (3 SHOTS) 0.33
    3. (MUTE) CU Still photograph of young Kodaly, newspaper cutting telling of London success of Sonata; piece of music and photographs. (4 SHOTS) 0.57
    4. SV Kodaly seen with Fritz Reiner in 1947. 1.04
    5. SV Kodaly and Leopold Stokowski. 1.13
    6. SV Kodaly and Pablo Casals. 1.18
    7. SV Kodaly and Svyatoslav Richter. 1.25
    8. SV Kodaly and Yehudi Menuhin. 1.29
    9. SV Kodaly and David Oistrakh. 1.34
    10. SV Kodaly receiving flowers from pupils. (2 SHOTS) 1.42
    11. SV Kodaly being presented with honorary doctorate in Humboldt University. (4 SHOTS) 1.54
    12. CU University stamp. 1.56
    13. SV Kodaly on train arriving in UK. 2.03
    14. SV Kodaly coming back from visit to USA and France as children look on at railway platform, he is presented with flowers. (3 SHOTS) 2.17
    15. SCU Kodaly at piano and CU. (3 SHOTS) 2.29
    16. SV Woman weeping at funeral. (2 SHOTS) 2.39
    17. GV Crowd looking on as funeral procession marches along street. (5 SHOTS) 3.04
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    Background: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY & VARIOUS

    A memorial statue to the Hungarian composer, the late Zoltan Kodaly, was unveiled in Budapest last December 15, the centenary of his birth. Kodaly a composer of international fame, was an authority of Hungarian folk music, which formed the basis of much of his work. He died in March 1967 in Budapest. After meeting another famous Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok, in 1906, the two men published collections of folk songs for the next 15 years. After brief study in Paris, Kodaly was, in 1907, appointed teacher of musical theory and composition at the Budapest Academy of Music, a post he held for 28 years. As his fame spread, Kodaly visited, and was seen with, other famous international musicians like Fritz Reiner, conductor Leopold Stokowski, Spanish cellist Pablo Casals, pianist Svyatoslav Richter and violinists Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh. On his 80th birthday, Kodaly received from President Istvan Dobi the Order of the Hungarian People's Republic, presented in the parliament building. Two years later, he was granted an honorary doctorate of Humboldt University in the United States. In 1965, two years before his death at the age of 85, Kodaly travelled to the United Kingdom, and visited France and the United States. He died in Budapest, and his funeral service brought thousands of mourners onto the streets as his wife, Sarolta Peczely, wept beside the coffin.

    Source: MAGYAR TELEVIZIO

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA0PO3NJ2KD5G95G6CLUHKMPMM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0PO3NJ2KD5G95G6CLUHKMPMM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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