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Frid, Géza

Frid, Géza

Frid, Géza, Hungarian-born Dutch composer; b. Maramarossziget, Jan. 25, 1904; d. Beverwijk, Sept. 13, 1989. He studied composition with Kodaly and piano with Bartok at the Budapest Academy of Music (1912–24). He settled in Amsterdam in 1929, becoming a naturalized Dutch citizen in 1948. He later taught at the Utrecht Cons. (1964–69).


DRAMATIC Opera : De zwarte bruid (1959). Ballet: Luctor et Emergo (1953); Euridice (1961). ORCH.: Podium-Suite for Violin and Orch. (1928); Violin Concerto (1930); Tempesta d’orchestra (1931); Divertimento for String Orch. or String Quintet (1932); Sym. (1933); Romance and Allegro for Cello and Orch. (1935); Abel et Cain, symphonic tableau for Low Voice and Orch. (1938); Nocturnes for Flute, Harp, and String Orch. or String Quintet (1946); Paradou, symphonic fantasy (1948); Fete champetre, suite of dances for Strings and Percussion (1951); Concerto for 2 Violins and Orch. (1952); Caecilia Ouverture (1953); Etudes symphoniques (1954); South African Rhapsody for Orch. or Wind Orch. (1954); Serenade for Chamber Orch. (1956); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1957); Concertino for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orch. (1961); Sinfonietta for Strings (1963); 7 pauken en een koperorkest, concerto for 7 Percussionists and Brass Orch. (1964); Concerto for 3 Violins and Orch. (The Hague, July 4, 1970); Concerto for 4 different Clarinets (1 Soloist) and Strings (1972); Olifant-variaties, double bass concerto (1977). CHAMBER: 5 string quartets (1926, 1939, 1949, 1956, 1984); String Trio (1926); Serenade for Wind Instruments (1928); Cello Sonata (1931); Sonata for Solo Violin (1936); Piano Trio (1947); Violin Sonata (1955); 12 Metamorphoses for 2 Flutes and Percussion (1957); Fuga for 3 Harps (1961); Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano (1965); Dubbeltrio for Wind Instruments (1967); Chemins divers for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano (1968; also for 2 Violins and Piano); Paganini Variations for 2 Violins (1969); Caprices roumains for Oboe and Piano (1975); Sons roumains for Flute, Viola, Harp, and Percussion (1975); Music for 2 Violins and Viola (1977); Vice Versa for Alto Saxophone and Marimba (1982); piano pieces. VOCAL: Various works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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