Sugár, Rezsõ

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Sugár, Rezsõ

Sugár, Rezsõ, Hungarian composer and teacher; b. Budapest, Oct. 9, 1919; d. there, Sept. 22, 1988. He was a pupil of Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music (1937-42). He taught in Budapest at the Bela Bartók Cons. (1949-68); from 1968 to 1980 he taught at the Academy of Music.


dramatic: Ballet: Ácisz és Galatea (Ads and Galatea; 1957; rev. 1961 as A tenger lánya[The Daughter of the Sea]). ORCH.: Divertimento for Strings (1948); Rondo for Piano and Strings (1952); Concerto in Memoriam Bela Bartók (1962); Metamorfosi (1966); Partita for Strings (1967); Variation Symphony (1970); Epilogue (1974); Concertino for Chamber Orch. (1976); Pastorale e rondo (1978). CHAMBER: Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola (1943); Violin Sonata (1946); 3 string quartets (1947, 1950, 1969); Frammenti musicali, sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet (1958); Rhapsody for Cello and Piano (1959); also Baroque Sonatina for Piano (1943-6). VOCAL: Oratorios : Hunyadi: Hösi ének (Hunyadi: Heroic Song; 1951); Paraszti háború (Peasant War; 1976); Savonarola (1979). Cantata: Komives Kelemen (Kelemen, the Mason; 1958). Other: Numerous choral pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire