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Zsolt Durkó

(1934—1997)


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(b Szeged, 1934; d Budapest, 1997).

Hung. composer. Broke away from influence of Kodály, all his work being atonal. Prof. of comp. Budapest Acad., 1970–80. Works incl. Organismi, vn., orch. (1964); Fioriture (1965–6); Str. qt. No.1 (1966), No.2 (1969, rev. 1970); Altamira, ch., orch. (1967–8); Burial Prayer, oratorio, ten., bar., ch., orch. (1967–72); Cantilène, pf., orch. (1968); Moses, opera (1972, prod. Budapest 1977); Chamber Music, 2 pf., 11 str. (1973); Dwarfs and Giants, pf. (1974); Turner Illustrations, orch. (1976); Refrains, vn., orch. (1978); pf. conc. (1980); Movements, tuba, pf. (1980); Széchenyi Oratorio (1981–2); Impromptus in F, fl. and ens. (1984); Wind Octet (1988); Ilmarinen, ch. (1989).

Subjects: Music.


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