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Biography in headwords
|His works in our catalogue(Selection)|
28 December,1928 Born in Budapest.
1949-1957 Pupil of János Viski at the Academy of Music and also studied conducting with László Somogyi.
1960-66 Musical director of the State Puppet Theatre.
1966-68 Musical director of the Hungarian Army Art Ensemble.
1970-1974 Conductor and (from 1972) musical director of the Budapest Operetta Theater.
1972-1992 Professor at the Academy of Music in Budapest, from 1976 the Head of the Music Theory Department.
1975 Pezzo concertato for violoncello and orchestra won second prize at Trieste International Composers’ Competition
1979 The recording of his one-act opera, The Respectful Prostitute won the Gran Prix International du Disque Lyrique.
1989 World premiere of Via crucis (commissioned by the Festival d’Art Sacre Paris) at the cathedral Eglise in Paris.
Prizes and awards:
Violin Concerto No. 1 (1961-62)
Orogenesis (1969-70) for mixed choir and orchestra, 42’
Disposizioni (1975), for cimbalom
Fifthmusic (1978-79), for violoncello
Scenes (1978-81) for soprano and bass baritone solo and orchestra from Thomas Mann’s tetralogy Joseph and his Brothers, 24’
Five Arrogant Ideas (1979), for brass quintet
Harmony of Silence (1980) for orchestra, 14’
Violin Concerto No. 2 (1986), 22’
Concertino semplice (1986), for cimbalom and strings, 10’
Respectfully yours, Mr. Goodman! (1988), for clarinet
Stabat Mater (1991) – for mezzosoprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra, 30’
Piano Concerto (2000), 22’
Wind Symphony (2007-2008), for wind orchestra, 22’45