QATAR Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) performed yet another Richard Strauss' tone poem titled 'Also sprach Zarathustra' at Katara Opera House recently, along with a selection of lesser known composer Hagi Khan Mohammadov's lively concerto for oud and orchestra as well as Zoltan Kodaly's Hary Janos Suite.
The last piece played was the folk opera Hary Janos (1926) by Zoltan Kodaly.
, suite: Tennstedt/LPO (EMI) Dorati/Phil.
The most famous piece in which it is heard is the Hary Janos Suite of Kodaly.
He appeared on stage at the Phil when Hary Janos was programmed by Walter Weller, and also when Stephen Pratt incorporated the instrument in his piece Some of Their Number in 1977.
Celebrating exactly 30 years with the CBSO, bassoonist Andrew Barnell shared with his colleagues in all the outrageous fun of Kodaly's Hary Janos
It is hardly a great work and not one we would equate with the composer of the Hary Janos