When they say Hungarian composers they mean Jewsmain
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Half a century after Bartók and Kodály toured the Hungarian plains with an early Edison phonograph in search of authentic Magyar music, students of the Franz Liszt Academy carried on collecting in their footsteps, not always willingly. Under Communism in the 1950s and 1960s, it was safest for a composer to champion “the people’s music” — the more so if the composer was Jewish and easily stigmatized, as were all of those included in this fascinating album …
Read on here.
En francais ici.
In Czech here.
In Spanish here.
In The Critic here.