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Andre Hajdu [1932-2016] ... has died
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:29:15 PM »
Hungarian Jew who became an Israeli citizen.

Born in Budapest, he escaped the Nazi extermination program.
Attended the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest in 1949.
Studied with Kodaly and spent time with Hungarian gypsies, collecting folk songs.
Escaped to France after the 1956 Hungarian anti-Soviet uprising.
In 1966 emigrated to Israel.
The New Grove states: " Hajdu's style reflects his multi-faceted character. The influences of Bartók, Kodály and Milhaud mingle with his special affinity with Jewish tradition. Uncommitted to any fixed style, he delights in surprising, at times shocking his audience. His music is at once warm and ironic. His honours include the Israel Prize for Musical Composition (1997). "

Chamber
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    5 Sketches in Sentimental Mood for piano quartet (1976)
    Instants suspendus for violin, viola or cello solo (1978)
    Sonatine à la française (Sonatina in French Style) for flute and cello (1990)
    Variations for string quartet (1997)
    Birth of a Niggun for flute, clarinet and piano (1998)
    Mishna-Variations for string quartet (1998)
    Music for Three for violin, cello and piano (1999)

Orchestral
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    Petit enfer (1959)
    The Unbearable Intensity of Youth (1976)
    Bashful Serenades for clarinet and orchestra (1979)
    On Light and Depth (1983–1984)
    Concerto for an Ending Century for piano and orchestra (1990)
    Continuum for 15 players and piano (1995)
    Truath Melech (Rhapsody on Jewish Themes) for clarinet and string orchestra (1974)
    The False Prophet for narrator and string orchestra (1977)
    Divertimento (1988)
    Overture in Form of a Kite (1985)

Piano
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    Plasmas (1957)
    Diary from Sidi-Bou Said (1960)
    Journey around My Piano (1963)
    Noir sur blanc (1988)
    Metamorphoses (1997)
    5 Inventions for piano 4-hands (1983)

Choral
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    House of Shaul for mixed chorus (1974)
    The Question of the Sons (1974)
    Bitzinioth Nov (Song of the Sea) (1973)
    Mishnayoth (1972–1973)
    Proverbs of Solomon for choir and percussion (1978)
    Ludus Paschalis, a medieval passover play (1970)
    The Story of Jonas, Opera for children's choir (1985–1987)
    Koheleth (Ecclesiaste), a biblical recitation with 4 celli
    Cycles of Life, Cantata (1985)
    Dreams of Spain (1991); about the expulsion of the Jews from Spain
    Job and His Comforters, Biblical and Historical Oratorio (1995)
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Andre Hajdu [1932-2016] ... has died
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 11:37:04 PM »
 

« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 07:49:50 AM by Scion7 »
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Andre Hajdu [1932-2016] ... has died
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 11:39:22 PM »
 

« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 05:48:26 PM by Scion7 »
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Andre Hajdu [1932-2016] ... has died
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 11:41:08 PM »
 

« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 07:03:13 AM by Scion7 »
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Andre Hajdu [1932-2016] ... has died
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 07:07:26 AM »
Links for the piano concerto nr.2 Concerto for an Ending Century on YT:

1.Moderato e un poco libero. Allegro con brio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqGJzqaRFVw

2.Moderato e semplice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDhTIg7rntM

3.Tempo giusto (Allegro non Troppo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTuTnvCRfXk








« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 08:04:51 AM by Scion7 »
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal