András Szőllősy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


András Szőllősy

Hungarian composer

Date of Birth: 27-Feb-1921

Place of Birth: Orăștie, Hunedoara County, Romania

Date of Death: 06-Dec-2007

Profession: composer, film score composer, university teacher, musicologist

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About András Szőllősy

  • András Szollosy (Hungarian: ['?ndra?? 'sø?llø??i]; 27 February 1921 in Orastie – 6 December 2007 in Budapest) was the creator of the Szollosy index (abbreviated "Sz."), a frequently used index of the works of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Szollosy studied composition under Zoltán Kodály at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where he was a professor of music history and theory from 1950 until his death.
  • He was awarded a Ph.D.
  • from the University of Budapest. He won numerous prizes and awards for his own compositions, including Distinguished Composition of the Year 1970 at UNESCO's International Rostrum of Composers in Paris for Concerto No.
  • 3 for sixteen strings, and the 1971 Erkel Prize.
  • In 1985 he won the Kossuth Prize – the highest official recognition of the Hungarian state – and in 1987 he was proclaimed Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
  • He became a member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts in 1993 and was awarded the Széchenyi Prize in 1997. Szöllosy's musicological writings include books on Bartók, Kodály, and Arthur Honegger.
  • The Szollosy index includes all of Bartók's compositions as well as his musicological writings.
  • For instance, Concerto for Orchestra is Sz.
  • 116 and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is Sz.
  • 106.

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