Hungarian Music & Radio
on the Internet
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Hungarian Radio Stations - Listen Live!
These sites require the free Microsoft Media Player or the RealAudio Player... Click the icon to download it free.
However, Hungarian World Radio developed software that includes its own embedded list of Radio and Television stations from both larger and smaller markets some of which are NOT listed here. It requires a download of its free software, and they request a voluntary donation for the service. We tested it, and it works great. To see the list of stations and to download their software, go to http://www.vilagradio.hu (in Hungarian)
- Aktív Rádió - 92.2 FM (Szolnok) - Live Feed Inactive
- Bartók Rádió - 105.3 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed
- Civil Rádió - 98 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed (includes various shows such as The Hungary Page reader Arpad Zsoldos's Hungarian Literature Radio (Irodalmi Radio) at www.szinhaz.hu)
- Csaba Rádió - 104 FM (Bekescsaba) - Live Feed
- Danubius Rádió - 103.3 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed
- Dunakanyar Rádió - 94.1 (Vác) - Live Feed (requires http://www.vilagradio.hu software)
- Fortuna Rádió - Enter site to access link to Live Stream
- Gong Rádió - (Kecskemét, Nagykőrösö, Gyömrő és Csongrád) - Live Feed
- Hobby Rádió - Enter site and select connection speed.
- Info Rádió - 90.2 FM (Oroshaza) - Accessible through Világrádió
- KFT Rádió - Live Feed Inactive
- Magyar Katolikus Rádió - Accessible through Világrádió
- Petôfi Rádió (Budapset) - Live Feed
- Kossuth Rádió (Budapest) - Live Feed
- Rádió 1 - 100.3 FM - Live Feed
- Rádió 7 - 97.6 FM (Hódmezővásárhely) - Live Feedxx
- Rádió 88 (Szeged)- Live Feed
- Radio Bridge - 102.1 FM (Budapest) - Live Feedxx
- Radio Budapest (via World Radio Network)
- Radio Cafe 98.6 - MP3 Feed(Est Radio)
- Radio Eger - 101.3 FM (Eger) - Live Feed Inactive
- Rádió Győr - Accessible through Világrádió
- Radio Szeged - 93.1 FM (Szeged) - Live Feedxx
- Regio Radio - 106.1 FM - Live Feed (1300-0100 CET)xx
- Roxy Radio - 96.4 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed (m3u) xx
- Sky Music Radio - 99.9 FM (Miskolc) - Live Feedxx (0600-0000 local) G2
- Deejay Star Radio - 92.9 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed(go to www.deejay.hu for with Video in Media Player!)
- Balaton Rádió - 88.2 FM (Siofok) - Live Feedxx
- Tilos Radio - 98 FM (Budapest) - Live Feed (2100 - 0900 UTC) xx
- Top FM Radio - 96.0 FM (Gyula) - Live Feed G2 xx
- Torony Rádió - 94.4 FM (Bekescsaba) - Live Feed xx
Visit Live European Radio on the Internet, Brian Buckley's extensive list of stations from all over Europe, the US, and the World!
- Go to the Franz Liszt page on the Classical Music Page for an extensive collection of Liszt's works in MIDI format. Also provides biographical information on this truly Great Hungarian composer! All works can be downloaded in Zip format.
- The Instituto Liszt, which was recently founded in Bologna (Italy), is the only Institute in Italy devoted to Liszt and the Romantic piano.
- MidiWorld.com is an unbelievable site with extensive lists of midi music files of classical composers including the Hungarians Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, and Zoltán Kodály.
- Christoph von Dohnányi is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent orchestra and opera conductors. 1998-1999 marks his fifteenth year as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra.
- Classics World has a great biography of Béla Bartók and includes an MPEG video as well as recommended recordings and links to on-line shopping. There is also a Ferenc Liszt page.
- See Hungarian Musical Opera for RealAudio clips of Hungarian musical masterpieces and folksongs, including the National Anthem, Székely Himnusz, and Berlioz, Brahms, and Beethoven. You'll need to download the RealAudio Player to use these files. A good investment of time since this also allows you to access Live Radio Broadcasts from Hungary!
- The Hungarian Music Page of the Hungarian Heritage Homepage has many interesting links and a good list of Hungarian classical composers.
- The National Anthem of the Székelys, are a Hungarian ethnic group, and one of the earliest permanent settlers of Transylvania. This Anthem was composed in 1918, when Rumania occupied Transylvania and 200,000 Hungarians fled to Hungary, among them was 50,000 Székelys. Their cares, despairs, hope in a miracle is chanted in this slowly moving, sad, very touching melody. Strating with a question "Who knows where destiny is leading us?", the song tells about the suffering the Székelys endured from the Tartars, Turks, Habsburgs, and it is in fact, a prayer to God to save their land, Transylvania. See background, sheet music, and an English Translation of Transylvania's Székely National Anthem. Special thanks to László Szelecki for his help on this project.
Hungarian folk music is not Gypsy music. 'Gypsies' or Roma in Hungary and Transylvania developed spectacular musical talents and were often hired to play. Over the centuries, Gypsy virtuosos developed their own unique style, incorporating elements of Hungarian and Eastern traditions. This style has in itself become admired world wide. Traditional Hungarian Folk music is not as stylized and maintains centuries-old musical elements much of which came from Transylvania.
In fact, many of you heard a beautiful and stirring example of Hungarian Folk music from Transylvania in Márta Sebestyén's virtuosity in the "English Patient" themesong, "Szerelem, Szerelem" (Love, Love), or in her work with Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest in "Marta'a Song." With the exception of the violin, the instruments can be quite primitive. The music surprises many, even in Hungary, for both its rhythmic nature and its Asian and Celtic feel.
- My favorite group which features Márta Sebestyén is Muzsikás.
- Another great group is The Téka Ensemble. Their repertoire emphasizes the traditional style of playing and the original feeling of folk music. They play string instruments (violin, viola, double bass, cello) and other unique folk instruments (bagpipe, hurdy-gurdy, cymbalom). With these instruments they reproduce a colorful picture of village music from all Hungarian - speaking territories. Includes .wav files recorded from some of their CDs.
- Another favorite is Méta, a wonderful representative of the Hungarian folklore movement. This site also includes .wav recordings.
- Traditional Music Dance & Handicraft in Hungary includes the above links and many more resources on Hungarian folk life.
Shopping for Music On-Line!
- There is a great on-line store in Hungary, Folio CD, that carries a wide variety of music as well as videos. The manager's name is Gizella Ruhl and she has done a great job in shipping orders to us! VERY reliable. Credit card orders accepted and prices are reasonable. The site is in Hungarian, but if you email Gizi, she can help find what you are looking for.