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Hock Bertalan


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Bertalan Hock was born in Budapest in 1953. He studied organ at the Music Academy with Ferenc Gergely from where he graduated in 1980. He then undertook further studies at the Weimar Music College. Since 1976 he has been the organist of the Matthias Church in Budapest, and since 1990 organ teacher at the György Solti music school. He gives regular recitals both in Hungary and abroad. He is also a scholar and is an expert on the restoration of classic organs. He founded the Sunday organ concert series at the Matthias Church and remains its artistic director. Bertalan Hock has also released several CDs.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1985 A Mátyás templom orgonája Hungaroton Own
1988 A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music Naxos 8.503134 3 CDs
1988 Ünnepi Zene Hungaroton SLPX 15082 Own
1990 Organ Music from the Matthias Church Hungaroton Own
1990 Haydn, Joseph: Five Divertimentos for Wind Instruments Hungaroton HRC 155 Own
1991 Magyarország köszönti II. János Pált Hungaroton SLPX 31432 Own
1995 Esküvői zene
(Wedding music)
Hungaroton HCD 31472
1995 Cinema Classics Vol.11 Naxos 8.551171
1996 Vitraux - Cathedral Windows Hungaroton Own
1996 In Memoriam - Music for Solemn Occasions Naxos 8.553435
1998 The Centre Vol.1 Naxos 8.554901-02DX 2 CDs
1998 Rhapsody: Classics for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos 8.556617
1998 The Centre Vol 2. Naxos 8.554903-04DX 2 CDs
1998 Cinema Classics Vol.11 Naxos 8.556631
1999 A bécsi klasszicizmus lassú tételekben I.
(The Vienna Classicism in Slow Moments Vol. 1)
Hungaroton HRC 1047 Echo Collection
2001 Liszt Ferenc: Krisztus - oratórium
(Liszt: Christus - oratorio)
Hungaroton HCD 12831
2002 Life & Works of Bach Naxos 8.558051-54 4 CDs
2003 A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music Naxos 8.557246-47 2 CDs
2003 Chill with Bach Naxos 8.556786
2004 Toner till trost
(Music for Comfort)
Naxos 8.503158
2005 Brudens Guide Til Bryllups Musik
(A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music)
Naxos 8.557562
2006 A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music for Civil Ceremonies Naxos 8.570227-28 2 CDs
2006 Perfect Wedding Naxos 8.557975
2006 Perfect Summer Wedding Naxos 8.557979
2006 Ünnepi Mise a Mátyás-templomban
(Solemn Mass in the Matthias Church)
Hungaroton HCD 12879 Reissue of Hungaroton SLPX 12879 (1988)
2006 Perfect Autumn Wedding Naxos 8.557978
2006 Perfect Spring Wedding Naxos 8.557976
2008 The Genius of Bach Naxos 8.570384 2 CDs