Sándor Szokolay

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Szokolay teaching the Huszti-Duo Vienna in Parndorf

Sándor Szokolay (30 March 1931 – 8 December 2013)[1] was a Hungarian composer and professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy, Budapest.

Life[edit]

Szokolay was born in Kunágota in a Lutheran evangelic family and began his music studies in Békéstarhos. Then he attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. His teachers were Ferenc Szabó and Ferenc Farkas. Between 1957 and 1961 he worked at the Hungarian Radio music department. Between 1959 and 1994 he was a professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. He retired in 1994 and moved to Sopron where he lived and worked till his death. His main works, operas, oratoria, are well known all over the world.[according to whom?]

Szokolay was chairman of the Hungarian Kodály Society (1978) and the Hungarian Music Camera (1991–92), and he was member of the Hungarian Széchenyi Art Academy (1992).

Prizes[edit]

Main works[edit]

Operas[edit]

Vérnász (Blood Wedding) (Federico Garcia Lorca) (1964), Hamlet (Shakespeare)(1968), Sámson (1973), Ecce homo (Nikosz Kazantzakisz – Nikos Kazantsakis) (1984), Margit, a hazának szentelt áldozat (misztérium-opera, 1995; Saint Margaret, the nation's sainted sacrificial victim, a mystery opera, 1955), Szávitri (1998), Bölcs Náthán (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing) (hangsz.: 1997/98), A háló (Bergengruen)

Oratories[edit]

A Tűz Márciusa (1958), Ishtar pokoljárása (1960), Néger Kantáta (1962), Deploration (1964) Hungarian Chor Symphony (1970), Vitézi ének (1970), Christmas Pastoral (1970), Apokalipse (1971), Pentecost Song (1972), Ódon Ének (1972), Homage to Zoltán Kodály (1975), Endre Ady Cantata (1975), Gályarabság Cantata (1975), Libellus Ungaricus (1979), Confessio Augustana (1980), Martin Luther Cantata (1983), Hungarian Psalm (1990), Vitness (1992), Choral-Requiem (1992), Lőrinc Szabó Cantata (1996)

Concertos[edit]

Violinconcert (1957), Pianoconcert (1958), Trumpetconcert (1968), Flute-Concertino (1981), Concert for two violin (1993), Dublin Concert for violin (1991)

Orchestral works[edit]

Ballata Sinfonica (1968), Rhapsody (1978), Concerto (1982), Rome Symphony (1991), … Ergo sum. (1994), First Symphony (1997), Second symphony (1998)

Choral works[edit]

Missa Pannonica, Aphorisms, Tabernaculum, Quattro Madrigali, Musica Notturna, Ten Attila József Fragments, Kecskemét Hungarian Messe

Cantatas[edit]

Cantata Nigra (1973), Jeremiada (1979), Orbis Pictus (1979), Aeternitas temporia (1988), Leben-Natur-Liebe (1988), Palme (1990), Széchenyi Miniatures (1991), Sopron aquarels (1976)

Others[edit]

Ballets, songs, camera works, 2 violin quartets, piano and organ works.

Discography[edit]

  • 5 author disc
  • Author Disc CD in 1997

Sources[edit]

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