Sandor Kalloś

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Sandor Kalloś (also "Shandor Kallosh", Russian: Шандор Эрнестович Каллош, Ukrainian: Шандор Ернестович Каллош, Hungarian: Kallós Sándor) (born 23 October 1935, Chernivtsi, Ukraine) is a Russian composer (of Hungarian descent), a noted proponent of musical Minimalism, an influential pioneer of the early music revival and electronic music in the USSR, lutenist, and a prolific author of incidental music for film, animation,[1] theater and ballet.


Sandor Kalloś was born on 23 October 1935 in Chernivtsi. He matriculated from the Lviv Conservatory in 1961, having studied composition under Adam Sołtys. His graduate studies were at Moscow Conservatory (class of Yu. Shaporin, 1962–1964). In 1954-1963 he worked as a violinist in various symphony orchestras. From 1971 he appeared as a lutenist (notably as the accompanist to Karina, Ruzanna and Pavel Lisitsian), and from 1975 as a conductor.

List of works[edit]

Sacred works[edit]

  • "5 Hymns & Halleluiah from Byzantine Hermologe" (in Classical Greek) for soloists, chorus a capella and tape.
  • "Credo" for viola d'amore and 6-channell electronics.
  • "Sacred Chamber Music on Catalan Themes from the 17th century".
  • "David's Psalms" (in Classical Greek) for voice and lute.

Secular works[edit]

Symphonic works[edit]

  • 1st Symphony (1957),
  • 2nd Symphony (1960),
  • 3rd Symphony (1961),
  • 4th Symphony (1976),
  • Violin Concerto #1 (1964),
  • Violin Concerto #2 (1969);
  • Concerto for viola, double bass and оrch. (1977);

Instrumental music[edit]

  • 5 Pieces for Lute, Theremin and tape
  • "Dialoghi" for viola d'amore and tape
  • 3 Ricercari (Три ричеркара) for viola solo

Incidental music (theater)[edit]

  • "Merlin"
  • "St. Petersburg Tales"


  • "Macbeth"
  • "Faust"
  • "A Wedding Voyage"[2]
  • "The Princess of the Moon"
  • "Alice in Wonderland"[3]
  • "Antigone"
  • "Dances of Death"


  • "Kupriyanov and Natasha"
  • "Daphne"
  • "Darling Giaccomina"
  • "Royal Games"

Film music[edit]

  • Island (short) (1973)
  • Border dog Alyi (1979)
  • A Few Things From the Provincial Life (1983)
  • A Lady's Visit (1989)
  • I'm again with You
  • Wild Love
  • A Princess and the Beans (1997)
  • Dandelion Wine (1997)
  • Evil's Allure (2006)


  1. ^ "Российская анимация в буквах и фигурах | Персоналии | Каллош Шандор Эрнестович". 1935-10-23. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "ERKI PEHK, conductor". 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Alice in Wonderland". 2004-02-07. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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