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LP and CD Recordings

Discography • Part One

Part One of this discography documents János Sebestyén's Hungaroton recordings. These recordings span most of his career, from 1958 through 2002. The LPs were published under the Qualiton imprint until 1968 and received widespread distribution – many still easily found today. Sebestyén's entire output for the label, including material never published on CD, is currently available on YouTube.

Discography • Part Two

Part Two of this discography documents János Sebestyén's recordings for various labels, including Angelicum, BAM, Naxos, and Vox. Many of these recordings were the result of his friendship with Thomas Gallia, a colleague at Hungarian Radio who later became director of the Angelicum studio in Milan. Their collaboration began in 1963 and resulted in dozens of LPs, the best known being those for their Hungarian compatriot George Mendelssohn, founder of the Vox label.

Radio Recordings

Hungarian Radio Recordings

János Sebestyén made his first studio recordings for Hungarian Radio in 1957 and actively recorded there for the next thirty years. These recordings often represent his best work, combining the advantages of a studio setting with the atmosphere of a concert performance. Sebestyén also recorded in the studios of DDR Leipzig, NCRV Hilversum, ORF, RAI, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Suisse Romande, Sveriges Radio, and WQXR New York.