Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Tóth Armand


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Armand Tóth was born in Kaposvár (Hungary) in the 10th of November, 1955. He graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest (Hungary) majoring flute and choir leading. He studied conducting at the Institue For People's Education in Hungary and in Weimar (Germany) at masters courses of Kurt Masur and Max Pommer, and Julius Kalmar at Ottorino Respighi Academy in Rome (Italy). His professors were Jenő Keuler, Melinda Kistétényi, Máté Hollós and Attila Bozay.

He began his career at the Hungarian State Opera (1977-1986) and continued as the director of symphonic orchestras and the conductor of opera and ballet performances for various theatres in Nagykanizsa, Kaposvár (Csiky Gergely Theatre) and Budapest (Vörösmarty Művelődési Ház, Budapest, 1989). Since 1989 he has been the managing director of the Hungarian Musical Performers' Society (MAZET). He is also a member of the Hungarian Composers' Association - the classical music section of Artisjus Hungarian Association for Copyright Protection.

He is the founder of Gaudium Wind Band (1990). He was the musical director of the National Theater Miskolc between 1992 and 1998. He established in 1997 the Erzsébet Sinfonietta Symphonic Band and Oratorio Choir. He has been the artistic consultant of the Ferencváros Summer Festial from 1997.

He has conducted orchestras in many countries of Europe. As a composer, he also made guest apperances in Japan, Austria and the United States. His compositions have received several prizes in Hungarian and international music competitions. Since 2000 he has been taking part regularly in the International László Lajtha Musical Festival and Masters Course Kőszeg. Since 2004 he is the musical consultant of "My Opera".

As a composer he has been taking part regularly in the contemporary concert series of Fészek Artist Club Budapest and the Hungarian Radio. He composes not only chamber music pieces, songs and solo compositions, but operas, oratorios, symphonic and choir pieces too. In the past few years he also performed as a flautist.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2008 Kiss Gy. László: Transfiguratio Hungaroton HCD 32579
2009 A XX. század hangjai
(Sounds of the 20th Century)
Hungaroton HCD 32598-99 2 CDs
2021 Tóth Armand / Lajtha László: Fák zenéje
(Armand Tóth / László Lajtha: Music of Trees)
Rabán Zeneművészeti Bt. RB-CD-01 Own
2022 Tóth Armand: Költők asztala
(Armand Tóth: Poets' Table)
Rabán Zeneművészeti Bt. RB-CD-02 Own
Title Type Year
"Tristan" Partita Instrumental solo 2004
2078 Notes - For Cello and Bassooon Chamber Music 1979
271 - For Percussion Chamber Music 1976
The Bird of Happiness Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2007
The Conception of the Cross Mixed choir 1992
My Parrot Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
Fairing Ballet / Choreographic work 2020
Aion´s Höhle - Tondichtung nach C. Claudianus / Aion´s Cave - Symphonic Poem after C. Claudianus Symphony orchestra 1992
All´ Organo - For Orchestra Symphony orchestra 1997
Aquilone Instrumental solo 1984
The Silent Disassembled to its Elements Chamber Music 1976
At the Taproom - Three Short Male Choirs Male choir 1987
Balassi Symphonies Symphony orchestra 2004
Ballad of the Boy and the Girl Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1995
Bethlehem´s Golden Apple Choir a cappella 2007
Inroduction and Csárdás - For Two Cimbaloms Chamber Music 1986
Blues, Tango and Riff Chamber Music 1987
Blues, Tango and Riff - For Wind Band Wind orchestra 1989
Boeuf Bourguignon Chamber Music 2015
Bonbonniére Chamber Music 1998
In The Brothel - For Oboe and Piano Chamber Music 2002
Witch-songs Choir a cappella 2006
Viola- Serenade Chamber Music 0
Buso-music Instrumental solo 0
Bittern Choir a cappella 1997
Magic Garden - Opera in One Act after Federico Garcia-Lorca Opera 1987
Canto - For Solo Voice and Ensemble Solo voice(s) with ensemble 1977
Carmen Strigoniensis - Cantata Choir and chamber orchestra 1995
Concerto grosso String orchestra 0
Concerto per Violino e Orchestra Concerto 1993
Confusione - For Guitar Instrumental solo 1975
Correct Us! Chamber Music 0
Divertimento, version No. 1 Chamber Music 1987
Divertimento, version No. 2 Chamber Music 1991
Duo concertante Chamber Music 0
Duo per fiati Chamber Music 2017
Duos for Two Violins Chamber Music 0
Escurial - Opera in One Act after Michel de Ghelderode Opera 1989
Esquisse Instrumental solo 0
European Children´s Songs, Series No. 1 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1984
European Children´s Songs, Series No. 2 Choir and solo instrument(s) 1991
Fanatasia, forlane e fuga Chamber Music 1993
Fanfara for Brass Instruments Chamber Music 1991
Hamlet Music for the theater 1994
Harp Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1998
Three Small Animal Tales Children's choir 2000
Three Arabesque Instrumental solo 2018
Three Pieces for Two Instruments Chamber Music 1972
Three Sea-Episodes for Two Harps Chamber Music 1996
Three Humorous Jittery Children's choir 1987
Wind Quintet No. 1 - Four Memories from Attica Chamber Music 1998
String Quartet No. 1 Chamber Music 1999
Wind Quintet No. 2 - Aino´s Last Journey Chamber Music 2018
II. String Quartet Movement: Correct us! Chamber Music 0
String Quartet No. 3 Chamber Music 2017
Implorazioni - For Violin Instrumental solo 1989
Prayer Choir a cappella 0
March for Wind Band Wind orchestra 1993
I Went Through Soot and Snow - For Tenor Voice and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2005
Jams-Wirrwarrs Instrumental solo 0
Jams-Wirrwarrs - New Series Instrumental solo 2018
The Lady of the Camellias Music for the theater 1993
Rhapsody of Kapuvár Concerto 2010
Two Songs from the Portuguese Sonets - For Soprano Voice and Two Harps Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1997
Fog-Gammer, Version No. 1 Choir a cappella 1987
Fog-Gammer, Version No. 2 Female choir 2003
Poet´s Table Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2010
Mediterranean Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1977
Wedding Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 0
Mira Mater Mixed choir 1992
NO-TA No. 1 - For Trumpet and Trombone Chamber Music 1976
NO-TA No. 2 - For Vibraphone Instrumental solo 1977
Tagebuch - Für Großes Orchester / Diary - For Large Orchestra Symphony orchestra 1986
Nimvégai Márika Music for the theater 1984
Four Pindar Songs Chamber Music 2002
Four Pindar Songs Chamber Music 2002
Four Antique Fragments - For Soprano Voice and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1991
Four hungarian Folk Songs - For Recorder and Piano Choir and chamber orchestra 1979
Oboe Concerto Concerto 1974
Oedipus Rex Music for the theater 1987
Paraphonia - For Cello and Piano Chamber Music 1974
Pargagliana Chamber Music 0
The Ruins of Petra - Symphonic Fragments for Orchestra Symphony orchestra 2001
Pisti in Blood-Thunderstorm Music for the theater 1987
Sonnets from the Portugese Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1996
Quartet per tormboni Chamber Music 2018
Quartetto - For Flute, English horn, Harp and Cello Chamber Music 1985
Rorate caeli Female choir 1999
Romeo, Juliet and the Darkness Opera 2004
Sinfonietta Symphony orchestra 1989
Sonata bucolica Chamber Music 2001
Suite Chamber Music 2014
St. Martin´s Anthem Mixed choir 1996
Serenade No. 1 - For Clarinet, Viola, Bassoon and Arpa Chamber Music 1997
Serenade No. 2 - For Flute, English horn, Bassoon and Harp Chamber Music 1997
Suite for 12 Trombones Chamber Music 1988
Prince Wind´s Songs Solo voice(s) with ensemble 2021
Tango - For Guitar Instrumental solo 1989
Tarasconi Tartarin - Opera in Two Acts after Alphonse Daudet Opera 1993
Bustard Scrolling Through the Stubble Choir a cappella 2005
Spring Madrigal - For Mixed Choir Mixed choir 1987
Te Deum - For Soloists, Mixed Choir and Orchestra Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra 2000
Cypher - For Bariton Voice Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1999
Trio - For Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano Chamber Music 2001
Trio for Flute, Cello, Percussion Chamber Music 1978
Valse de boisson Chamber Music 2011
Variazione - For Clarinet (Bass-clarinet) and Piano Chamber Music 1978
Piano Trio - For Clarinet, Viola and Piano Chamber Music 1989
Psalm - For Soprano Voice and Piano Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2002
Mass in D Minor Solo voice(s), choir & solo instrument(s) 1999
God Bless You Mixed choir 2000
Dream Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2021
To Live Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1996
Five Rippl-Rónai Pictures String orchestra 0
Five Hymns Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 2020
Messages from Arcadia - For Four Guitars Chamber Music 2002