Hungarian folk music is a very important part of Hungarian music. In neighboring areas such as southern Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and more so in the region of southern Romanian and Slovakia, which are both the home of quite a substantial number of Hungarians.
This music has been very popular, Hungarian folk music has also been very influential in the Szabolcs-Szatmár area. Same is the case in the south-west part of Transdanubia, which is near the Croatia border. The Busójárás carnival which is setup in Mohács is a very important Hungarian music (folk) event. It used to formerly feature the Bogyiszlo orchestra, which was a very well regarded and long-established orchestra.
Hungarian music of classical form has, since a long time, been a kind of experiment, which has been made from antecedents of Hungarian origin; this has been done in order to give birth to a deliberate musical culture by talking the help of the genre of folk song.
The upper class Hungarians have for a very long time had political and cultural connections with the remaining part of Europe, which led to an inflow of musical ideas of European kind. The rural peasants preserved their own cultures and traditions, so that towards the end of the nineteenth century rural peasant music could be drawn in by Hungarian composers in order to create a style, which could be defined as “Hungarian classical”.