Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967

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Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and educationist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and autograph postcards signed (2), dated : Budapest, Paris, London, and Brussels, 1948 and 1950, to Sir Ivor Atkins in Worcester, 1948 June 4 and 1948 June 2 and 1950 Feb. 8 and 1948 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578936

From the description of "Uj esztendőt köszöntő" : autograph manuscript, 1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566555

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist of Hungarian folk music, educationalist, and critic. He taught theory and composition at the Liszt Academy of music beginning in 1907 and, upon his retirement, served as Director of the Academy in 1945. His compositions include Psalmus Hungaricus, the operas Háry János (1926), and Spinning Room (1932), as well as the orchestral Dances of Marosszék (1930) and Dances of Galánta (1933), all reflecting influences from the Hungarian tradition. Other orchestral works include: Concerto for Orchestra (1939–40), Symphony (1957–61) and, one of his best-known scores, Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (1938–39). He became president of the Hungarian Arts Council in 1945 and, in 1962, received the Order of the Hungarian People's Republic. (Biographical information drawn from the International Kodaly Society at http://www.iks.hu/).

George Barány (1922-2001) was a Hungarian refugee who studied History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving his M.A. in 1958 and his Ph.D. in 1960. Having taught History at the University of Denver between 1960 and 1992, he retired as professor emeritus. Barány served as president of the Conference on Central and East European History of the American Historical Association and the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History. His honors include two Fulbright awards for Hungary, fellowships of the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society and IREX. Barány's works include: Stephen Széchenyi and the Awakening of Hungarian Nationalism, 1791-1841 (1968) and The Anglo-Russian Entente Cordiale of 1697-1698: Peter I and William III at Utrecht (1986).

From the guide to the Zoltán Kodály Letter to George Barány (MS 209), November 1953, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

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creatorOf Plessser, Zvi. Zvi Plesser, cello, Shai Wosner, piano [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Lang, Paul Henry, 1901-1991. Paul Henry Lang papers, 1947-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Serly, Tibor. Tibor Serly papers, 1905-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. "Uj esztendőt köszöntő" : autograph manuscript, 1929. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Zoltán Kodály Letter to George Barány (MS 209), November 1953 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn The Virgil Thomson Papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Thayer, Jeff. Jeff Thayer, violin and Bonnie Thron, cello [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
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referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1971 December 9, 10, 11. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
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referencedIn Serly, Tibor. Letters from Tibor Serly to Henry Pleasants, 1931-1951. American Primers
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Háry János [Multimédia multisupport] : suite d'orchestre de l'opéra : prélude : l'horloge musicale de Vienne : Chanson "par-delà le Danube : bataille et défaite de napoléon : intermezzo, Verbunkos (danse) : entrée de l'Empereur et de sa cour. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Medal of Zoltán Kodály [object]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rudo, Stephen I. [Composer portrait medallions from the Stephen I. Rudo collection] [realia] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Shipps, Stephen. Faculty artists series [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Nagy, Elemer, 1906-1971. Typewritten letters signed (2) and Christmas cards signed (4), dated Hartford, Conn., 1963-1970 and [n.p., n.d], to [Joseph] Chouinard, 1963 Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Autograph letters signed (5) and autograph postcards signed (2), dated : Budapest, Paris, London, and Brussels, 1948 and 1950, to Sir Ivor Atkins in Worcester, 1948 June 4 and 1948 June 2 and 1950 Feb. 8 and 1948 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 November 12. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Paul Jacobs collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1967-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Balogh, Ernő, 1897-1989. Papers, 1900-1991. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Whitehouse, Brooks. By special arrangement [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Serly, Tibor. [Chamber folk music] [microform] / Tibor Serly. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Correspondence to Eugene Ormandy, 1961-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Feyer, George, 1908-. Reminiscences of George Feyer : oral history, 1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Atkins, Ivor, Sir, 1869-1953, person
associatedWith Balogh, Ernő, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith Balogh, Louis Laszlo, 1898-1971. person
associatedWith Barany, George, 1922-2001 person
associatedWith Breuer, János. person
associatedWith Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. person
associatedWith Britton, Allen Perdue. person
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Feyer, George, 1908- person
associatedWith Gesensway, Louis, 1906-1976. person
associatedWith Jacobs, Paul person
associatedWith Lang, Paul Henry, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Legány, Dezső. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Max Smith person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Nagy, Elemer, 1906-1971. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Serly, Tibor. person
associatedWith Smith, Max, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Stalzer, Frank. person
associatedWith Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977, person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896- person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971. person
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Carols
Choral music
Celesta and harp with string orchestra--Parts
1948.06.04
English horn and oboe music, Arranged--Parts
Minuets (String quartet)--Scores
Chamber orchestra music, Arranged--Parts
Music--Manuscripts
1948.06.02
Woodwind trios (English horn, oboe (2)), Arranged--Parts
Occupation
Composers
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Birth 1882-12-16

Death 1967-03-06

Hungarians

Hungarian

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