Hungarian March Is Also Known as Rákóczi March
An organist asked me today after hearing “The Rákóczy March” (alternate spelling) on the radio if we had a transcription of it. He could not find it on the website because he was searching for the name and not for “Hungarian March.” Herbert Brewer’s transcription is titled “Hungarian March,” and I forgot to add anything about Rákóczy on the page. Ouch!
The Prince of Transylvania, shown above, had a favorite march and this is it. Hungarians formally list names beginning with the surname, so he is seen both as II Rákóczi Ferenc or Ferenc Rákóczi II.