Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Music for Holy Week: Hungarian



Kovács Nóri, "Boldogasszony Anyánk". A sort of Magyar national hymn, it's as sad as it sounds. The last line of each stanza is "Do not forget the poor Hungarians."

3 comments:

  1. MrsDarwin10:32 AM

    Exquisite.

    Some of my fondest memories from my European semester were of Budapest, all monochromatic in snowy February. The language, though not as scrabble-bag jumbled as Czech, was absolutely incomprehensible at a reading level, but it was one of the only places we blended in enough to be mistaken for natives. It also has the most beautiful subway in Europe.

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  2. branemrys7:44 PM

    I had forgotten that you had some experience of the city, although I'm pretty sure you've mentioned it before. I've heard lovely things of Budapest from other sources, as well.

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  3. MrsDarwin9:19 AM

    Not only is it lovely, but just outside the city is a castle with a statue of the fabled Anonymous, seen here in a photo of our photo of him. The grayscale quality is almost exactly how we saw Budapest, though the interior of the Parliament building was a fabulous, unforgettable riot of color

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