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 Shipps, Stephen. Faculty artists series [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
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referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Breuer, János. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1978. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Menuetto f. Streichquartett. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Thayer, Jeff. Jeff Thayer, violin and Bonnie Thron, cello [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans 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 Richey, Elaine. Faculty recital [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977,. Interview, Jan. 25, 1980 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Zoltán Kodály Letter to George Barány (MS 209), November 1953 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Balogh, Ernő, 1897-1989. Papers, 1900-1991. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1975 February 14 and 15. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1173. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. iii. Glyndebourne–Knight; 1931-1962, n.d.ff. 213. 280 x 275mm.includes:ff. 1-2 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: John Christie, founder of the Glyndebourne opera: Copy of a letter..., 1931-1962 British Library
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creatorOf NCSA Symphony Orchestra. NCSA Symphony Orchestra [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf CECIL GRAY PAPERS. Vol. XII (ff. 180). G-L. Including letters of Patrick Hadley, the Earl of Harewood, John Ireland, Augustus John, Gerald Kersh, Zoltan Kodaly; 1921-1950, n.d. Partly typewritten. Partly French and Italian.Marjery Gray, formerly Herb..., 1921-1950 British Library
creatorOf HESELTINE PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 18). Zoltán Kodály: Two songs for baritone and orchestra, op. 5; 1913-1916. Autograph.Zoltán Kodály, composer: Two songs for baritone and orchestra, op. 5 by Zoltán Kodály: 1913-1916: Autogr., 1913-1916 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. I (ff. 218). A-K, including letters of:-(a) Alban Berg; 1930-1935. Partly signed. Published in B.L.J., xi, 1985, pp. 46-59. Includes (ff. 47-49b) a letter to Sir Adrian Boult relating to a performance by the B.B.C. Symp..., 1930-1935 British Library
creatorOf CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. LXIV (ff. 55). Gordon Jacob, Zoltán Kodály, Constant Lambert. 1. ff. 1-29v. Jacob: Concerto for piano and strings, 1927. Solo part, with a reduction for piano of the orchestral parts, in score (London: Oxford University Press,... British Library
creatorOf Duruflé, Maurice, 1902-1986. [Spring concert] [sound recording] / [by Central State College Choir, Men's and Women's Glee clubs ; Coleman Smith, director]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
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creatorOf Serly, Tibor. [Chamber folk music] [microform] / Tibor Serly. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn E. Robert Schmitz Papers, 1909-1991 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Britton, Allen Perdue. Papers, 1943-1991. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
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.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library
referencedIn Rudo, Stephen I. [Composer portrait medallions from the Stephen I. Rudo collection] [realia] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 December 1. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn HESELTINE PAPERS. Vol. IX (ff. 45). Other music; circa 1911-1922, n.d. Arts. 1-6 are by Philip Heseltine. 1. ff. 1-2v. Song, 'Love Ecstasy'; [bef. 1917]. (Words, anon.) Apparently unpublished. 2. ff. 3-5v. Song, 'Good Ale'; 1922. (Words, anon., 15th ..., 1906-1922 British Library
referencedIn Tibor Serly Papers, 1905-1992. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 253+185*+44*). Granville Bantock, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Walter Damrosch, Walford Davies, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Myra Hess, Gervase Elwes, George Henschel, Gustav Holst, John Irelan... British Library
referencedIn Medal of Zoltán Kodály [object]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Adagio / Kodaly ; Louis Gesensway. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Correspondence to Eugene Ormandy, 1961-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lang, Paul Henry, 1901-1991. Paul Henry Lang papers, 1947-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Plessser, Zvi. Zvi Plesser, cello, Shai Wosner, piano [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Serly, Tibor. Tibor Serly papers, 1905-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Walter, David, 1913-2003. [Orchestral parts and excerpts for double bass]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
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 Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Balogh, Louis Laszlo, 1898-1971. Papers, ca. 1923-1971. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf 2. Zoltán Kodály manuscripts:, 1907-1933 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 November 12. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Legány, Dezső. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Whitehouse, Brooks. By special arrangement [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
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 Serly, Tibor. Letters from Tibor Serly to Henry Pleasants, 1931-1951. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976 (bulk: 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. "Uj esztendőt köszöntő" : autograph manuscript, 1929. Pierpont Morgan 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 The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf White, Dominick, 1895-. Performance hour [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1965 January 29 and 30. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Gemini variations [music] : op. 73 / Benjamin Britten ; additional music for flute & violin ; alternative version for four players. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1976 May 8. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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 MS Mus. 1640. Vol. xv. Constantinesco-Ramsay MacDonald.ff. 204. 305 x 230mmincludes:ff. 1-8. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Grégoire Constantinesco, Romanian Envoy: Letters from Grégoire Constantinesco to Harriet Cohen: 1931, n.d.: Fr.f. 7. Harriet... British Library
referencedIn Seiber Collection. Vol. xcviii. Kodály and his works, mainly scripts for B.B.C. broadcast talks; 1943-1957. Partly German and Hungarian. Including (ff. 72-85) pencil draft and typewritten copy of 'Kodály: Missa brevis', article published in Tempo, no..., 1943-1957 British Library
referencedIn National Flute Association, Inc. Archives, 1898-2002, (bulk 1970-1989) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Tibor Serly letters to Henry Pleasants, 1931-1951 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967. Tricinia : [29 trios for 2 oboes & Eng. horn] / Z. Kodály ; arr. by Frank Stalzer. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1971 December 9, 10, 11. 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
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1954-57 (ff. 167).includes:f. 1 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: Chappell and Co; music publishers: Card relative to the press tickets allocation for the Stravinsky conce..., 1954-1957 British Library
referencedIn William Schuman collection sound recordings, 1939-1992 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1966 December 29 and 1967 February 3. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1961 December 15 and 16. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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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 Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Feyer, George, 1908- person
associatedWith Gesensway, Louis, 1906-1976. person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Jacobs, Paul person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 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 Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Nagy, Elemer, 1906-1971. person
associatedWith National Flute Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992 person
associatedWith Serly, Tibor person
associatedWith Serly, Tibor. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 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
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
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1948.06.02
Music--Manuscripts
English horn and oboe music, Arranged--Parts
Celesta and harp with string orchestra--Parts
Minuets (String quartet)--Scores
Woodwind trios (English horn, oboe (2)), Arranged--Parts
Carols
Choral music
Chamber orchestra music, Arranged--Parts
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Birth 1882-12-16

Death 1967-03-06

Active 1816

Active 1987

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