Hungarian Classical Music Composers

February 20 through May 28, 2010

February 20, 2010, 2 pm
Opening presentation by: Mr. Peter Laki, eminent musicologist, professor and program annotator for the Cleveland Orchestra.

Mr. Laki’s presentation was on Hungarian Classical Music Composers
with special emphasis on Ferenc Erkel on the occasion of
the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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Mr. Peter Laki is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Music at Bard College in New York state. His biography includes the following: Diploma in Musicology, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Program annotator, Cleveland Orchestra (1990– ); editor, Bartók and His World (Princeton University Press, 1995); contributor, Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra and Cambridge Companion to Bartók; articles in Orbis Musicae, International Journal of Musicology, Institute for Canadian Music Newsletter, Hungarian Quarterly, others. Visiting assistant professor, Oberlin College (2003– ); has also taught at Case Western Reserve University, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, John Carroll University, Kent State University. (2007– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Music.

THE EXHIBIT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
February 20 – May 28, 2010

The exhibit highlights 45 Hungarian composers who profoundly influenced many generations and continue to be a source of inspiration to contemporary composers in the 21st century.

Explore the world of Hungarian classical composers

  • listen to their music
  • learn about their fascinating lives
  • browse through the interactive exhibit

with links to numerous web sites featuring many of the composers Spanning across 500 years and a wide range of styles from Renaissance through Classical, Romantic and Contemporary

Exhibit includes

the wildly popular “God of the Piano,” Ferenc Liszt three time Oscar winner Miklós Rózsa internationally recognized Antal Dorati, Kodály and Bartók, who helped change the sound of music in the 20th century the most significant modern composers Farkas, Szöllösy, Kurtág and Ligeti and the many others whose lives and accomplishments impacted not only Hungarian classical music but music around the world

Featured composer

– Ferenc Erkel, Father of Hungarian Opera –

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth

Watch videos of his most celebrated works Bánk Bán and Hunyadi László

The Exhibit will be at the Museum until May 28, 2010

Regular Museum Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 11-3, Fri 11-5

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