Magyar Treasures: The Cimbalom
A pedaled cimbalom (photo: EPF)
To reinforce Judy’s article, may I (Erika) tell about an encounter with a cimbalom many years ago in New York. My husband and I had gone to the Museum of Natural History for a concert of Chinese music, by a small orchestra which was playing Chinese instruments. To my surprise, a cimbalom was among them. When I inquired whether that was a Chinese musical instrument, I was given the honest answer: “No that is a Hungarian instrument, but it is becoming popular in China now.” See the full story...
Judit Vasmatics Paolini
|“With God’s Little Finger Over Us” – Marginal Notations|
Eliz Kakas comments of the latest work of Erika Papp Faber. Additional reactions may be found at the end of the review. See the full story...
Straw Art of Hungary / Szalmafonás
Szabó Karola with her wall art
"According to the proverb, all that glitters is not gold. But the reverse is also true. The worthless-seeming straw can, with the help of a soaring imagination, become a wonderful creation in expert hands."
“A mondás szerint nem mind arany, ami fénylik. De ez fordítva is igaz. Az értéktelennek tünő szalma a szárnyaló képzelet segítségével csodálatos alkotássá válhat hozzáértő kezek között.” See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabo
|King of Cakes - Tésztakirály|
Here is one of the recipes of Zsuzsi Mama (whose biography we have elsewhere in this issue).
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