on 12 May 2015
At the age of 68 I have at last 'found' Erkel. Should have investigated years ago. A contemporary of Liszt who embarked on a career as a pianist but decided he could not compete with the other Ferenc so turned to opera. Some liken his music to Verdi but it also has a dash of Kodaly and Lehar. Yes I know they came later. Lots of tunes. Lots of paprika. You gotta find Erkel before you die.