Music is part of universal human knowledge While standing up for the rightful place of music education in the school curriculum, Kodály also fought for the appreciation of music among the arts in society. "There is no sound spiritual life without music." "Music is an indispensable part of universal human knowledge." This is why he formulated a slogan: "Let music belong to everyone!" Then "it is only natural that music has to be made part of the school curriculum.” (Zoltán Kodály)
Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893) He was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary, which was adopted in 1844.
Liszt Ferenc (1811-1886) Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the 19th century for his great skill as a performer. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. He was also an important and influential composer, a notable piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art, and a benefactor to other composers and performers, notably Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.
Bartók Béla (1881-1945) Hungarian composer and pianist. Bartók is best known for his use of Hungarian folk music to create a distinct individual style. The folk music of Hungary was central to the music of Béla Bartók. He was not the first composer to make use of this music (we can see it as far back as Haydn), but he was one of the first to take it at face value, and to exploit its idiosyncrasies. More important, he integrated it fully into his own style, so much so that one of his biographers talks about Bartók's music as "imaginary folk music" -- music that is wholly his own, yet of a piece with the folk music that was its inspiration.
Kodály Zoltán (1882-1967) Zoltán Kodály's ideas on music education are usually mentioned under the name Kodály Method. It is more accurate to say Kodály Concept because the composer himself did not work out any complete and detailed methodological process of teaching music. He formulated principles rather than teaching techniques or a step-by-step process or advice for teachers. The adaptation of the principles to the reality was elaborated and developed by his disciples and his followers. The basic principles of the concept were formed, articulated and gradually put into practice after the composer's attention had turned to music pedagogy, especially in the frame of general schooling around 1925.
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Some famous artists Kocsis Zoltán Vásáry Tamás Miklósa Erika Sebestyén Márta Simándy József Polgár László
The Franz Liszt Academy of Music is a concert hall and a music university in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded by pianist and composer Franz Liszt on November 14, 1875. Teaching at the Academy began in 1875 in Liszt’s apartment. In 1879, the Hungarian state obtained a neo-Renaissance building on Andrássy Avenue for Liszt and Erkel, Hungary’s national opera composer, to use, as well as for the increasing number of teachers and students. The building is known now as the “Old Music Academy”. Liszt lived on the first floor and his salon was the scene of the student concerts. The Old Music Academy was the scene of the first golden period of the institution, it was here where the great promises of the new Hungarian music, Dohnányi, Bartók, Kodály, Weiner had their first lessons in composition. INSTITUTES Hungarian State Opera In Hungary opera has been performed for over 300 years, just as in France, Germany and Austria. At first operas were performed by German and Italian theatrical troupes on the stages of aristocratic manor houses. The earliest datum is about 1677 The building of the Opera House was started in 1875 and lasted for 9 years. The curtain after the last opera performance in the National Theatre fell in June 1884. After that the opera and ballet company removed to a palace on Sugár street and they began to make arrangements for the opening night. The ceremonial opening of the Opera House was held on 27th September 1884
Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music The decree establishing the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music was declared on 15th June, 1973. The Institute began its public operation in the summer of 1975 after a long and thorough preparation. Its first undertaking was the 3rd Kodály Seminar for Hungarian music teachers. In the founding decree the main aims of the Institute were stated, as follows: a) to reveal the theoretical and practical experiences necessary for the development of music education: to work out suggestions in relation to the practical activities of educational institutions; b) to organise the dissemination of the methods of Hungarian music education abroad; c) to provide post-graduate training for foreign music pedagogues in the field of Hungarian music pedagogy and methodology. In order to realise its aims the Institute should organise academic conferences, meetings and other events both in Hungary and abroad to serve the aim of regular exchange of experiences.
Music groups Amadinda Percussion Group was formed in Budapest, Hungary in 1984 by four musicians who had just graduated at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Back then, Amadinda had two objectives in mind: First, to bring the now classic masterpieces of percussion music to the Hungarian audience which was not familiar with these compositions at the time and second, to premiere the music of contemporary Hungarian composers both in their home country and internationally.
Music groups Muzsikás ( Hungarian Folk Ansamble) The WINNER of the WOMEX Award 2008 for World Music! After 35 years of their unrivaled career, MUZSIKÁS is the most renowned and popular Hungarian folkmusic ensemble worldwide and in their home-country as well. MUZSIKÁS pioneered the global acceptance of Hungarian folk music that is now equal with all the other styles of music. Due to their unique musical skills, instrumental knowledge and musical versatility, they can cope with playing on different music scenes, collaborating with various noted musicians and groups, from folk and world-music to classical and jazz, and even to alternative rock music (they played in live with Woven Hand in 2008). They have toured all over the world including nearly every European country, in addition to North-America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Music groups THE BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA The orchestra was formed in 1983 by Iván Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis, with musicians "drawn from the cream of Hungary's younger players," as TheTimes of London put it. Their aim, through intensive rehearsals and demanding the highest standards from musicians, was to make the orchestra's initially three or four concerts per year significant events in Hungary's musical life, and to give Budapest a new symphony orchestra of international standing.
More informations from the Hungarian music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Hungary http://www.mfa.gov.hu/NR/rdonlyres/3ABC5A7B-8D4A-4E5F-A414-800ECD1F88E4/0/zeneang.pdf http://www.hungarian-history.hu/lib/hunspir/hsp51.htm http://www.zoltech.net/h/music.html http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/magyar-nepzene-hungarian-folk/id360422149 http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hungarian+music&aq=f
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