"In recent times Zoltán Kallós is one of the most prominent and important figures in folk music research and collection in the Carpathian Basin.
Here Kallós sings songs from his own field work, accompanied by Ökrös Group. The selections represent nearly every area of Transylvania inhabited by Hungarians: Szilágyság, Kalotaszeg, Mezőség, Gyimes and Moldavia.
Born in Válaszút (Kolozs country, in Transylvania) in 1926, Zoltán Kallós follows in the tradition of Bartók and Kodály researching and collecting folk music from within the region known as the Carpathian Basin.
His interest in the folk music of this area started while still at school, and he has collected and researched the music since the late 1940s. Around the 1960s he started recording folk music in the various places he had previously studied, and it is these recordings that make up the Kallós Archive. In addition to these field recordings he has himself recorded the songs he collected with the ensembles Ökrös and Téka.
A forerunner to the Táncház (Dance House) folk revival of the 1970s in Hungary he was awarded the "Tree of Life" Prize in 1990, the Pro Hungarian Art Prize in 1993, and the Kossuth Award in 1996."
01 Moldvai bújdosódal (Gadár)
02 Keserves, hajnali és szapora (Kalotaszeg)
03 Szilágysági katonadalok (Varsolc)
04 Magyarszováti szerelmi dalok (Mezőség)
05 Mezőségi kontyoló dalok
06 Bonchidai-válaszúti menyasszony kísérő dalok (Mezőség)
07 Gyimesvölgyi szerelmi dalok
08 Válaszúti katonadalok (Mezőség)
09 Ördöngősfüzesi katonadalok (Mezőség)
10 Moldvai szerelmi dal (Klézse)
Zoltán Kallós - voice
Csaba Ökrös - fiddle
Miklós Molnár - fiddle
László Kelemen - viola
László Mester - viola
Róbert Doór - double bass
Zoltán Juhász - whistles
Kálmán Balogh - cimbalom