Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Performance Today for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Zoltan Kodaly

It was a brave choice in 1939. Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly wrote a set of shimmering variations on a folk song called "Fly, Peacock, Fly," a song about escaping from tyranny. His piece was promptly banned by the Hungarian authorities in 1940, but JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic have brought it back to life in a recent concert. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear the once-banned work from a live performance in Buffalo, New York.