Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály, 1882-1967
Menuetto [für] Streichquartett
Autograph Manuscript, 1897
In: Eugene Ormandy Papers
Ms. Coll. 125

Written in 1897 when the composer was 14, the minuet is Kodály's earliest known surviving work. In classic Menuetto-trio form, the composition is a student exercise in the style of Joseph Haydn.

Kodály inscribed the manuscript to Walter Toscanini (the son of the conductor Arturo), from whom Eugene Ormandy received it as a gift. The connection is significant: Ormandy long maintained cordial relations with both the Italian conductor, whom he idolized, and the Hungarian composer, under whom he studied at the Budapest Academy.

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