Kocsár, Miklós, Hungarian composer; b. Debrecen, Dec. 21, 1933. He studied with Farkas at the Budapest Academy of Music (1954–59). He taught at the Běla Bartók Cons, in Budapest (from 1972), and was also on the staff of the music dept. of the Hungarian Radio (from 1974), serving as its deputy head (from 1983). He won the Erkel Prize in 1973 and again in 1980. In 1987 he was made a Merited Artist by the Hungarian government.
orch.: Horn Concerto (1957); Serenata per archi (1959; rev. 1971); Capriccio (1961); 5 Movements for Clarinet, Strings, and Harpsichord (1976); Variations (1977); Capricorn Concerto for Flute and Chamber Ensemble (1978); Metamorphoses (1979); Sequenze per archi (1980); Dances from Pozsony for Youth String Orch. (1980); Episodi for Oboe and Strings (1982); Concerto—In Memoriam ZH for Horn and Chamber Orch. (1983); Elegia for Bassoon and Chamber Orch. (1985); Formazioni (1986); Suite for Youth String Orch. (1986). chamber:Duo Serenade for Violin and Viola (1955); Divertimento for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1956); 3 wind quintets (1956, rev. 1959; 1968; 1984); 3 Duos for Oboe and Clarinet (1956); Violin Sonata (1957); Trio for 2 Trombones and Trumpet (1958); Dialoghi for Bassoon and Piano (1964–65); Ungaresca for Oboe and Clarinet, or 2 Clarinets, or Flute and Clarinet (1968); Saltus hungaricus for Flute or Oboe or Violin and Piano (1970); Repliche I for Flute and Cimbalom or Harpsichord (1971), II for Horn and Cimbalom (1976), and III for Cimbalom (1983); 7 Variations for Viola (1983); Echos for Horn (1984); Quintetto d’ottoni (1986). vocal:Hegyi legények (Mountain Lads), cantata for Men’s Chorus, Brass, and Percussion (1957); Magyanos enek (Solitary Song) for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1969); Az éjszaka képei (Pictures of the Night), oratorio for Mezzo- soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1987); many choral pieces; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire