Sárközy, István

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Sárközy, István

SàrkÖzy, István, Hungarian composer and teacher; b. Erzsébetfalva, Nov. 26, 1920. He was a student of Farkas and Szatmári, and of Kodály and Viski at the Budapest Academy of Music. From 1957 to 1960 he was ed.-in-chief for music with Editio Musica Budapest. In 1959 he became a teacher of theory at the Budapest Academy of Music.


DRAMATIC : Az új traktorállomás (The New Tractor Station), ballet (1949); Liliomfi, musical play (1950); Szelistyei asszonyok (The Women of Szelistye), opera (1951); folk dance plays; incidental music. ORCH .: Concerto grosso ( 1943; rev. 1969 as Ricordanze I); To Youth (1953); Sinfonia concertante for Clarinet and 24 Strings (1963; also for Clarinet, 24 Strings, and 12 Winds, 1964); Concerto semplice: Ricordanze II for Violin and Orch. (1973); Confessioni for Piano and Orch. (1979). CHAMBER : Sonata da camera for Flute and Piano (1964); Ciaccona for Cello (1967); Chamber Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1969); Psaume et jeu, wind quartet (1970); Ricordanze III, string quartet (1977). P i a n o : 12 Variations (1945); Sonatina for 2 Pianos (1950). VOCAL : A walesi bárdok (The Bards of Wales) for Baritone and Orch. (1942–3); Munkások (Workers) for Bass and Orch. (1947); Vörös Rébék for Mezzo-soprano and Orch. (1947); 12 Balkan Folksongs for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (1949); Óda Sztálinhoz (Ode to Stalin), cantata for Chorus and Orch. (1949); Ifjúság, suite for Chorus and Orch. (1952); Júliaénekek (Julia Songs), chamber cantata for Tenor, Chorus, and 4 Instruments (1958); Reng már a föld… (The Earthquake Approaches), cantata for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1967); Aki szegény… (He Who is Poor) for Soprano, Chorus, and Orch. (1967); Ypsilon háború (“Y” War), comedy oratorio for 10 Solo Singers, Vocal Quintet, Flute, Clarinet, String Quintet, and Harpsichord (1971); choruses; solo songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire