July 25, birthday of Melinda Kistétényi

Melinda Kistétényi (1926-1996) (Wikipedia) was a famed Hungarian organist and composer. However, I can’t find a performance of Youtube of any work of hers on which she is the original composer. There are many works, though, of her performing and what makes her a composer, according to one site I found, was her ability to improvise. The first piece below, “A keresztfához megyek”, in an improvisation on a church song, that seems to translate to “I’m going to the wooden cross.” Following that is an improvisation on “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

“A keresztfához megyek…”


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Writer and Education Professional. Specialties include Ethics, Personal Memoir, Classical music, Tai Chi, Stress Reduction, Meditation, Coping, Classical Music, Aging, Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity (& what interests me.)

One Response to July 25, birthday of Melinda Kistétényi

  1. darlamsands says:

    I really enjoy the stories behind the artists. Thank you for these. And I nominated you for the peer supportive Liebster Award. If you are interested, you can read all about it at my latest post:
    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-liebster-award.html

    I hope you’ll join in the fun, but please don’t feel pressured. Be well!

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