Domokos, Mária: Lavotta, János (English)

ISBN9638278595 2001

HUNGARIAN COMPOSERS 6

János Lavotta (1764-1820) was the most distinguished representative of the verbunkos period in Hungarian musical history: Together with János Bihari and Antal Csermák he was a member of the aptly-named ’virtuoso trio’, and was both a composer and a legendary performer on the violin.
 

That pioneer of aesthetic principle János Erdélyi (1814-1868) wrote of him: „Wherever his travels led him he always entered into a sound-world of poignant and agonising sorrow, as if he himself was once more conscious of every feeling and emotion of our nation.”
His name and fame was, and is still today part of the national psyche, even though his works are to all intents and purposes still unfamiliar.
This reassessment and evaluation of Lavotta is long overdue, especially as the man and his music are inextricably linked with the period of the Enlightenment and national renewal.

Author: Mária Domokos
Editor, series editor: Melinda Berlász (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institue for Musicology)
Translated by Peter Woodward
English language editor:Jane Pogson
Published by Magus Publishers Ltd
Publishing director: Emőke Tóth
Compositor: Enikő Zágoni Szakács

Publication supported by Ministry of National Cultural Heritage and 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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