Mihalovich, Edmund von (actually, Ödön Péter József de)

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Mihalovich, Edmund von (actually, Ödön Péter József de)

Mihalovich, Edmund von (actually, Ödön Péter József de), Hungarian composer; b. Fericsancze, Sept. 13, 1842; d. Budapest, April 22, 1929. He studied with Mosonyi in Pest and with Hauptmann in Leipzig, and also took lessons with Peter Cornelius in Munich. From 1887 to 1919 he taught at the Academy of Music in Budapest. Although he remained wholly committed to the German school of composition throughout his life, he did support the efforts of Bartók, Kodály, and Weiner in their search for a distinct national school.


dramaticOpera: Hagbart und Signe (1867–74; Dresden, March 12, 1882); Wieland der Schmied (1876–78); König Fjalar (1880–84; unfinished) Eleane (1885–87; Budapest, Feb. 16, 1908); Ioidi szerelme (Toldi’s Love; 1880–90; Budapest, March 18, 1893; rev. 1893–94; Budapest, Feb. 28, 1895); A tihanyi visszhang (The Echo of Tichany; 1903; unfinished). orch.: 4 syms. (1879; 1892; 1899–1900; 1901–02); Hero und Leander, ballade (1875); La Ronde du Sabbat, symphonic poem (1879); Faust, fantasy (1880). Other: Choral works; Violin Sonata; piano pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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