GCSE set work: Kodály – Háry János

After performing 'The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon' and 'Intermezzo' in our GCSE BrightSparks concert in December 2022, we have compiled some resources to help you teach, learn about, and revise Zoltán Kodály's 'Háry János,' as featured in the AQA GCSE Music syllabus. Download the PowerPoint presentation or PDF file below to find out more about the history, structure, and musical elements of this piece, and watch our video featuring Edward Cervenka to learn about the cimbalom.

Edward Cervenka explains what the cimbalom is, how he plays it, and what types of music it features in.

This resource was created by Rachel Leach and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

BrightSparks is generously funded by the Rothschild Foundation with additional support from the Candide Trust, Dunard Fund, Rivers Foundation, The R K Charitable Trust, Mr & Mrs Philip Kan, Gill and Julian Simmonds.


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