Gyula Dávid

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Gyula Dávid (May 6, 1913 – March 14, 1977) was a Hungarian violist and composer.

Dávid studied composition with Zoltán Kodály at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He played viola with the Municipal Orchestra in Budapest from 1940 to 1943, and was a conductor at the National Theatre from 1945 to 1949.

Dávid's music can largely be divided into two periods: his early compositions were influenced by folk song, and those from his second period are more chromatic or 12-tone serial. One of the most famous compositions of his first period is his Viola Concerto (1950).

Selected works[edit]

Orchestral
  • Symphony No. 1 (I. szimfónia) (1947)
  • Tánczene, magyar népdalfeldolgozások (Dance Music, Based on Hungarian Folk Songs) (published 1952)
  • Symphony No. 2 (II. szimfónia) (1957)
  • Symphony No. 3 (III. szimfónia) (1960)
  • Sinfonietta for small orchestra (1961)
  • Színházi zene (Theatrical Music; Theatermusik) (published 1963)
  • Symphony No. 4 (IV. szimfónia) (1970)
  • Festive Overture (Ünnepi előjáték) (1972)
Concertante
  • Concerto (Brácsaverseny) for viola and orchestra (1950)
  • Concerto (Hegedűverseny) for violin and orchestra (published 1970)
  • Concerto (Kürtverseny) for horn and orchestra (published 1976)
Chamber music
  • Wind Quintet No. 1 (I. Fúvósötös) (published 1954)
  • Sonata (Sonata fuvolára és zongorára) for flute and piano (published 1954)
  • Serenade for wind quintet (1955)
  • Preludio for flute and piano (1964)
  • Wind Quintet No. 3 (III. Fúvósötös) (published 1965)
  • Sonatina for viola and piano (1969)
  • Miniature for 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and tuba (published 1971)
  • Wind Quintet No. 4 (IV. Fúvósötös) (published 1971)
  • Pezzo (Piece) for viola and piano (1974)
  • Piano Trio (published 1974)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (published 1976)
  • Sonata for violin solo (published 1983)
Piano
  • Piano Sonata (Szonáta zongorára) (1955)
Vocal
  • A rózsalángolás (The Burning Rose), Chamber Music for female voice, flute and viola (1966); words by István Vas

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

Grove Music Article on Dávid, Gyula