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Dubrovay László


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

23 March 1943 Budapest

He started his music studies at the age of five when his father gave him piano lessons. Later on, his teacher was Viktor Vaszy. In the Béla Bartók Secondary School for Music he was pupil of István Szelényi, and at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy he learned composing from Ferenc Szabó and Imre Vincze. He graduated with honour in 1966.

From 1964 he’s taught at the Academy of Theater and Film under the guidance of Kálmán Nádasdy. From 1971 to 1972 he worked as répétiteur of the Hamburgische Staatsoper. Between 1972 and 1974 he continued his studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen as scholarship holder of the DAAD. During these years he got acquainted with the new music opportunities of electronic studios, the latest results of sound research, but also with various composing techniques. He took courses in electronic music, guided by Hans-Ulrich Humpert.

In 1974-1975, Dubrovay was commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, to realize the electronic composition Sóhaj (Sigh) in the electronic studios of WDR. Since 1975, he has taught music theory at the Budapest Academy of Music, where he’s been a reader since 1989.

Within the frames of the DAAD Künstlerprogram, he was invited to West Berlin in 1985, the same time when Luigi Nono spent a year there. He’s realized electronic and computer music productions in the big studios of Europe (Stockholm, Cologne, Freiburg, West-Berlin, Lüneburg, Bourges, and Budapest). He’s held lectures in English and German all over the world (Island – Reykjavik, South Korea – Taegu, USA – La Jolla). He has composed in almost every music genre (opera, ballet, orchestral, choral and solo works, as well as wind orchestral, choral, electronic and computer music).

He came in first place at several international composing contests (Szczecin 1973, Triest 1974, Linz 1992, and Budapest 1997). In 1986 he was honored with the Critics’ Choice Award of the Hungarian Radio, and with his composition EARmusic he won the Niveau Prize of the Hungarian Radio in 1995. He was also awarded with the Erkel Prize in 1985, the Bartók-Pásztory Award in 1986, the title Merited Artist in 1999, the Award for Hungarian Art in 2001, and the Kossuth Prize in 2013.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1987 Dubrovay László: Faust, az elkárhozott; Hegedűverseny; II. zongoraverseny
(Dubrovay, László: Faust, the damned; Violin Concerto; Second Piano Concerto)
Hungaroton HCD 31831-32 Own
1992 Az új fuvola
(The New Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 31526
1994 Dubrovay László: Szimfónia; Concerto No.2 trombitára és 15 vonóshangszerre; Variciók egy oszcilláló vonalra; Hármasverseny
(Dubrovay, László: Symphony; Concerto No.2 for Trumpet and 15 strings; Variations to an Oscillating Line; Triple Concerto)
Hungaroton HCD 31349 Own
1994 Kortárs román és magyar zene
(Contemporary Rumanian and Hungarian Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31572
1995 Kortárs magyar fúvószene
(Contemporary Hungarian Wind Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31612
1995 Hommage Magyar Rádió MR 011 4 CDs
1995 Aritmia Hungaroton HCD 31624
1996 Bazsinka József: Hullámok Hungaroton HCD 31642
1996 Magyar kortárs zeneszerzők rézfúvós kamarazenéje
(Brass Music by Hungarian Contemporary Composers)
Hungaroton HCD 31680
1997 Dubrovay László: Új fúvós zene
(Dubrovay, László: New Wind Music)
Hungaroton HCD 31716 Own
1997 Kortárs magyar zene fagottra és zongorára
(Contemporary Hungarian Music for Basson and Piano)
Hungaroton HCD 31725
1997 Kortárs magyar zene trombitára és hárfára
(Contemporary Hungarian Music for Trumpet and Harp)
Hungaroton HCD 31734
1997 Kortárs magyar szerzők művei cimbalomra
(Works for cimbalom by Hungarian Contemporary Composers)
Hungaroton HCD 31669
1999 Solos - XX. századi magyar kompozíciók szóló fuvolára
(20th C. Hungarian Works for Flute)
Hungaroton HCD 31785
2000 Dubrovay László: Brummadza tánca - Kamarazene réz- és fafúvósokra
(Dubrovay, László: Brummadza's Dance - Chamber Music for Brass and Woodwind)
Hungaroton HCD 32002 Own
2001 Dubrovay László: Művek a magyar Milleniumra
(Dubrovay, László: Works for the Hungarian Millenium)
Hungaroton HCD 32065 Own
2001 Magyar Hangtájak II.
(Hungarian Soundscapes II.)
HEAR Studio-Hung. Rad. HEAR 104
2002 Varga Zoltán: Born for Horn Hungaroton HCD 32176
2003 Kiss Gy. László: Hangok a múltból
(László Kiss Gy.: Sound of the past)
Hungaroton HCD 18262
2004 Kortárs magyar trombitaversenyek
(Hungarian Contemporary Trumpet Concertos)
Hungaroton HCD 32251
2004 Dubrovay László: Magyar hangok
(Dubrovay, László: Hungarian Sounds)
Hungaroton HCD 32274 Own
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2005 Hőna Gusztáv - Ajánlások
(Gusztáv Hőna - Dedications)
Hungaroton HCD 32298
2006 New Music for Cimbalom Dedicated to Viktória Herencsár
(Új cimbalomművek Herencsár Viktóriának ajánlva)
Hungaroton HCD32427
2009 Brass5 Hungaroton HCD 32632
2010 Dubrovay László: Szólók Nos. 1-5.
(László Dubrovay: Solos Nos. 10-5.)
Hungaroton HCD 32674-75 Own
2 CDs
2015 Dubrovay László összes zongoraműve II.
(All Works for Piano by László Dubrovay II.)
Fonó Records FA 368-2 Own
2015 Tamás Pálfalvi: Agitato - Trumpet Works from Vivaldi to Dubrovay Berlin Classics 0300682BC
2017 László Dubrovay: The Complete Piano Concertos Hunnia Records HRCD1737 Own
2020 László Dubrovay: Three Moevements for Trumpet and Percussion Magánkiadás Own
2023 László Dubrovay: Duos and solos for four Inexhaustible ie-063 Own
Title Type Year
1956 - Symphonic Pictures for a Reciter and Orchestra with Poems by Tibor Gyurkovics Solo voice(s) with orchestra 2006
3 Rondos for Chamber Ensemble Ensemble 1964
Matuziáda No. 1-5, For 4 Flutes Chamber Music 1977
The Flow of the Danube Chamber Music 2015
The Fears of Death (Circumdederunt me) Mixed choir 1968
The Sculptor Ballet / Choreographic work 1992
The Ransom Opera 1993
The Ransom - Suite in Five Movements Wind orchestra 1992
A2 Live electronic music 1975
Alleluia Mixed choir 1977
Au Bord des Evenements Computer music 1989
Ballet Suite No. 1 Wind orchestra 1996
Buzzing Polka Chamber Music 1995
Buzzing Polka - For Symphony Band Wind orchestra 1993
Indefinably Solo voice(s) a cappella 1982
Brummadza´s Dance - For four tubas Chamber Music 1994
Sorrow and Joy Chamber Music 2005
Cantata Aquilarum (Song of Eagles) Symphony orchestra 1999
Caprice for Tuba Instrumental solo 2000
Caput Choir and solo instrument(s) 1977
Concerto for Cimbalom Concerto 1994
Cinque Pezzi / Five Pieces Chamber Music 1967
Computer Mikrokosmos (12 Pieces) Computer music 2013
Concertino Live and tape music 1990
Concerto Concerto 2012
Concerto No. 1 Chamber orchestra 1979
Concerto No. 2 Concerto 1981
Concerto No. 4 (Piano Concerto No. 1) Concerto 1982
Concerto for Flute Concerto 1981
Concerto for Two Tubas Concerto 2004
Concerto per violino / Concerto for Violin Concerto 1991
Cry Into the Night Computer music 1996
Csontváry - 3 Symphonic Pictures for Orchestra Symphony orchestra 2013
Lieder ohne Wörter / Songs Without Words Instrumental solo 2016
Bagpipe´s Word Can Be Heard Chamber Music 2001
Duo for Guitar and Oboe Chamber Music 1964
Duo for Violin and Violoncello (or Viola) Chamber Music 2011
Duo for Two Flutes Chamber Music 1981
Délivrance Instrumental solo 1972
E-Trio Live electronic music 1974
EAR Music Live electronic music 1992
Alone Mixed choir 1984
Endless Dance Tape music 1975
Endless Movement Tape music 1975
Endless Music Tape music 1990
Endless Rest Tape music 1975
Fanfare for 14 Brass Instruments and Percussion Chamber Music 2004
The Death of Faust Wind orchestra 1996
Faust, the Damned - Suite No. 1 Symphony orchestra 1996
Faust, the Damned - Suite No. 2 Symphony orchestra 1996
Faust, the Damned - Suite No. 3 Symphony orchestra 1996
Faust, the Damned - Suite No. 4 Symphony orchestra 1996
Faust, the Damned - Ballet in Two Acts Ballet / Choreographic work 1995
Swallow Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2001
Harmonics I. Instrumental solo 1977
Harmonics II Computer music 1983
For Carillon Instrumental solo 1987
Geometrum I. Tape music 1974
Geometrum No. 2 Chamber Music 1976
Pearlwreats - 6 Songs on Attila József´s Poems Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2005
Balls and Cubes Computer music 1986
Sound-Shades Live and tape music 2001
Timbre Symphony Symphony orchestra 2000
Soundlandscape Hungary Computer music 2001
Quartet for Trombones Chamber Music 1979
Hommage á Fellini (Last dream of the clown) Instrumental solo 2014
Triple Concerto - For Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and Orchestra Concerto 1989
Triple Concerto II. Concerto 1994
Three Movements for Trumpet and Percussions Chamber Music 2006
Three Orchestral Pieces Symphony orchestra 1964
Three Compositions on Overtones for Piano Instrumental solo 1993
Wind Quintet No. 1 Chamber Music 1972
String Quartet No. 1 Chamber Music 1970
Wind Quintet No. 2 Chamber Music 1983
Violin Concerto No. 2 Concerto 2011
Brass Quintet No. 2 Chamber Music 1980
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 Concerto 2002
Concerto No. 2 for Piano (Concerto Romantico) Concerto 1984
Quintet No. 3 for Brass Chamber Music 1998
Trumpet Concerto No. 3 Concerto 2010
String Quartet No. 3 Chamber Music 1983
Piano Concerto No. 3 (for the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt´s birth) Concerto 2010
March Wind orchestra 1990
Interferences No. 1 Instrumental solo 1978
Interferences No. 2 Chamber Music 1976
Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra Concerto 2015
Deserts Wind orchestra 1988
Little Suite Wind orchestra 2005
Cry into the Night Computer music 1996
Cries Female choir 1981
Quartet for Clarinets Chamber Music 2003
Klänge auf Orgel Instrumental solo 0
Concert solo Instrumental solo 0
Kyrie Tape music 1973
Medieval Armenian Monk´s Chants Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1970
La Désire des molecules / The Desire of the Molecules Computer music 1988
Lament Instrumental solo 2002
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Orchestral work 2017
Hungarian Rhapsody - For the 200th Anniversary of Ferenc Liszt´s Birth Concerto 2007
Hungarian Symphony Symphony orchestra 1997
Melancholic Pieces for Piano Instrumental solo 2007
Mutations Tape music 1972
Magic Square - 672 159 834 Chamber Music 1975
Four Angels Choir and solo instrument(s) 1970
Four Movements for Brass Quintet (Brass Quintet No. 1) Chamber Music 1972
Four Piano Pieces Instrumental solo 1963
Octet Ensemble 1985
Oscillations No. 1 Live electronic music 1975
Oscillations No. 2 Live electronic music 1977
Oscillations No. 3 Live electronic music 1977
Paraphrase for Piano Instrumental solo 2001
Parte con moto Computer music 1984
Dust Poem Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2001
Psychographic No. 1 Tape music 1988
Psychographic No. 2 - For Brass Chamber orchestra 1992
Quartet for Trombones Chamber Music 1983
Brass Quintet No. 1 Chamber Music 1972
Recitativo and Aria Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1988
Brass Quintet Chamber Music 1964
S.O.S. - For Tape Tape music 1979
S.O.S. - For Four Parts Solo voice(s) a cappella 1979
Scherzo for Bassoon Instrumental solo 1995
Sei Duo per Violino e Percussioni / Six Duos for Violin and Percussion Chamber Music 1969
Sequence Live electronic music 1975
Solitude Mixed choir 1978
Solo No. 1 - For Violin Instrumental solo 1979
Solo No. 10 - For Contrabass Instrumental solo 1992
Solo No. 11 - For Trumpet Instrumental solo 1994
Solo No. 12 - For Bass Trombone Instrumental solo 1996
Solo No. 13 - For Horn Instrumental solo 1998
Solo No. 14 - For Tárogató Instrumental solo 2001
Solo No. 15 - For Cimbalom Instrumental solo 2002
Solo No. 15/B - For Marimba Instrumental solo 2002
Solo No. 2 Instrumental solo 1982
Solo No. 3 - For Tuba Instrumental solo 1983
Solo No. 4 - For Violoncello Instrumental solo 1985
Solo No. 5 - For Bass-Flute Instrumental solo 1985
Solo No. 6 - For Contrabass Flute Instrumental solo 1985
Solo No. 7 - For Bassoon Instrumental solo 1986
Solo No. 8 - For Flute Instrumental solo 1989
Solo No. 9 - For Clarinet Instrumental solo 1990
Stigmas Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1969
Streichquartett, Nr. 3 Chamber Music 0
Strophen / Verses Live electronic music 1980
Succession Symphony orchestra 1974
Symphonia Computer music 1985
Septet Chamber Music 1980
Love, Love... Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2022
Sonata for Computer Computer music 1984
Suite for Piano and Synthesizer Live electronic music 1981
Number Play No. 1 Unspecified instrument(s) 1976
Number Play No. 2 Live and tape music 1976
Sigh Tape music 1974
Tárogató Quintet Chamber Music 2002
Winter Mixed choir 1968
Fairy-beauty Ilona and Árgyélus Prince - Tale Symphonic Poem Symphony orchestra 2008
Spring Symphony, No. 6 Wind orchestra 2009
Spring Symphony, No. 6 - Hommage á Erkel Symphony orchestra 2009
Jagd-Symphonie (VII.) / Hunt-Symphony (VII.) Symphony orchestra 2020
Valse Triste et Trés Vite Chamber Music 1996
Variations on an Oscillating Line Symphony orchestra 1987
Verificatione Symphony orchestra 1970
Concerto for Horn and Trombone Chamber Music 2008
Concerto for Hungarian Folk Instruments and Orchestra Concerto 1999
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra Concerto 2003
Waltz and Scherzo Chamber Music 1997
Music for Two Cimbaloms Chamber Music 1977
Music Palace Choir and solo instrument(s) 1968
April Choir and solo instrument(s) 1970
Exorcist Chamber Music 2006
Five Piano Pieces Instrumental solo 1971
Festive Music Orchestral work 2000
Festive Music for 10 Brass Instruments and Percussion Ensemble 2000
Percussion Symphony Ensemble 1998