Ernő Lendvai

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Ernő Lendvai
Born February 6, 1925
Kaposvár, Somogy County
Died January 31, 1993
Budapest
Nationality Hungarian

Ernő Lendvai (February 6, 1925 – January 31, 1993) was one of the first music theorists to write on the appearance of the golden section and Fibonacci series and how these are implemented in Bartók's music.[1] He also formulated the axis system, acoustic scale and alpha chord.

Lendvai was married to the pianist Erzsébet Tusa, and together they moved to Szombathely in 1949 to run a local music school.[2]

Selected works[edit]

In Hungarian[edit]

  • Szimmetria a zenében (Kodály Intézet, 1994)
  • Verdi and Wagner (Bartók and the 19th century) (Kahn & Averill, 1988)
  • Verdi és a 20. század: A Falstaff hangzás-dramaturgiája (Zeneműkiadó, 1984)
  • Polimodális kromatika (Kodály Zoltán Zenepedagógiai Intézet, 1980)
  • Bartók és Kodály harmóniavilága (Zeneműkiadó, 1975)
  • Bartók Dramaturgiája (Zeneműkiadó Vállalat, Budapest, 1964)

In German[edit]

  • Bartók's Dichterische Welt (Akkord Music Publishers, 2001)
  • Lendvai, Ernő (1972), "Einführung in die Formen- und Harmoniewelt Bartóks (1953)", in Szabolcsi, Bence, Béla Bartók, Weg und Werk, Schriften und Briege (in German), Kassel: Bärenreiter, OCLC 750457462 

In English[edit]

  • Lendvai, Ernő (1971), Béla Bartók: An Analysis of His Music, Introduction by Alan Bush, London: Kahn & Averill, ISBN 9780900707049, OCLC 240301 
  • Bartók's Style (Akkord Music Publishers, 1999)
  • Verdi and Wagner (Bartók and the 19th century) (Kahn & Averill, 1988)
  • The workshop of Bartók and Kodály (Editio Musica, 1983)
  • Bartók and Kodály (Institute for Culture, 1980)

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