Farkas, Zoltán: Istvánffy, Benedek

ISBN9638278498 1999

HUNGARIAN COMPOSERS 5

Benedek Istvanffy (1733-1778) is the most important discovery of the past two decades of research in Hungarian musical history.


This contemporary of Joseph Haydn was perhaps the most talented of Hungary’s 18th century composers. His musical career, begun as organist at the Széchenyi family mansion at Nagycenk was continued at Győr Cathedral where he served as choirmaster from 1766 until his death. He was also in constant contact with the musical life at Hungary’s brilliant aristocratic residence, the princely court of the Esterházy family at Kismarton. His name was synonymous with the flowering of Győr’s musical life.
In the documents realting to Istvánffy’s artistic activity only twelve compositions are known to exist, including two recently discovered offertories. In his study of Benedek Istvánffy’s life and work Zoltán Farkas gives the reader an insight on contemporary Hungarian musical life.
Music scores, graphic illustrations of stations in the life of the composer, and a full bibliography and discography complement this perceptive study by Zoltán Farkas.

Author: Zoltán Farkas
Editor, series editor: Melinda Berlász (Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for Humanities)
Published by Magus Publications Ltd
Publishing director: Emőke Tóth
Compositor: Réka Csordás

Supported by National Cultural Fund


Already published in the series:

Bárdos, Lajos (1899-1986)
Bihari, János (1764-1827)
Bozay, Attila (1939-1999)
Csíky, Boldizsár (1937)
Dávid, Gyula (1913-1977)
Decsényi, János (1927)
Dohnányi, Ernõ (1877.1960)
Dubrovay, László (1943)
Durkó, Zsolt (1934-1997)
Egressy, Béni (1814-1851)
Farkas, Ferenc (1905-2000)
Fusz, János (1777-1819)
Gárdonyi, Zoltán (1906-1986)
Horusitzky, Zoltán (1903-1985)
Hubay, Jenő (1858-1937)
Huszár, Lajos (1948)
Istvánffy, Benedek (1733-1778)
Járdányi, Pál (1920-1966)
Jeney, Zoltán (1943-2019)
Kadosa, Pál (1903-1983)
Kocsár, Miklós (1933-2019)
Kósa, György (1897-1984)
Kurtág, György (1926)
Lavotta, János (1764-1820)
Lendvay, Kamilló (1928)
Maros, Rudolf (1917-1982)
Mihalovich, Ödön (1842-1929)
Mosonyi, Mihály (1815-1870)
Petrovics, Emil (1930-2011)
Pongrácz, Zoltán (1912-2007)
Ránki, György (1907-1992)
Sári, József (1935)
Soproni, József (1930-2021)
Sugár, Rezsõ (1919-1988)
Szokolay, Sándor (1931-2013)
Szõnyi, Erzsébet (1924-2019)
Szőllősy, András (1921-2007)
Vántus, István (1935-1992)
Verebi, Végh János (1845-1918)
Vermesy, Péter (1939-1989)
Vidovszky, László (1944)
Volkmann, Robert (1815-1883)


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