Sárosi, Bálint

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Sárosi, Bálint

Sárosi, Bálint, Hungarian ethnomusicologist; b. Csikrákos, Jan. 1, 1925. He was educated in Csolszereda, and took a doctorate in Hungarian and Romanian philology in Budapest (1948); also received diplomas in musicology (1956) and composition (1958) at the Budapest Academy of Music, where his teachers included Kodály. He worked in Kodály’s group for folk-music research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1958; in 1974 he became director of the folk-music dept. of the Academy’s Inst. for Musicology. His fieldwork includes trips to Ethiopia (1965) and Armenia (1972); his most important research is in the field of instrumental folk music.


Die Volksmusikinstrumente Ungarns (Leipzig, 1967); Cigányzene (Gypsy Music; Budapest, 1971; Eng. tr., 1978); Zenei anyanyelvünk (Our Own Musical Vernacular; Budapest, 1973).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire