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Discography • Part One

János Sebestyén made his first recordings for Hungaroton in 1958. Most of these LPs, published under the Qualiton imprint until 1968, were produced in large quantities and received widespread distribution; many are still easily found today. His last Hungaroton recording dates from 2002. SebestyĆ©n's entire output for the label, including material never published on CD, is now available for download. Links to the appropriate download page for each recording can be found in Part One of his discography.

Discography • Part Two

Part Two of János Sebestyén's discography documents recordings made for labels other than Hungaroton. Many of these were the result of his collaboration with Thomas Gallia, an early colleague at the Hungarian Radio who later worked as studio director for the Angelicum label in Milan. Their first recording in Italy dates from 1963. Gallia later formed Sonart, an independent production company, through which he and Sebestyén made dozens of recordings, the best known being those for their Hungarian compatriot George Mendelssohn, founder and owner of the Vox label.

Radio Recordings

Hungarian Radio Recordings

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