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Pál Rózsa
1946 -
Hungary
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P. Rózsa
Pál Rózsa (14/03/1946), an Hungarian composer (born in Szombathely). He lived in Kaposvár from 1949, where he started his studies. He graduated from Moscow University as a chemical engineer in 1970. Following graduation he occupied various posts in the industry, in foreign trade and the National Planning Office, then he was music proof-reader at the publishing house Editio Musica Budapest. Since 1986 he has been a free-lance composer. He studied composition as a private student of Sándor Szokolay and Zsolt Durkó, professors at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He was a member of the Group of Young Composers between 1984 and 1989, and until the present day he has also been member of the Hungarian Composers Union (since 1984), the Hungarian Music Society (since 1990), and the Hungarian Association of Wind Music (since 1990). He was awarded various prizes of national and international composers competitions. His works were performed in France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Canada, the USA, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain, Austria, the Republic of South Africa, Hong Kong, etc. A number of his works have been recorded and released by Hungaroton and the Hungarian Radio. His opera, Terzett was premiered on Hungarian Television, and several other in the Hungarian Radio. The premiere of his "Introduzione e capriccio" was at the World Music Days of ISCM in Hong Kong. Many of his works have been commissioned by renowned musicians.
Concerto da requiem para Bolívar
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1982
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Latin mass + Spanish texts
Duration:49'31''
In memory of:Simon Bolivar
Concerto da requiem para Bolívar, opus 24, contains:
1. Cancion al Libertador Bolívar
2. Requiem - Kyrie
3. Dies irae
4. Offertorium
5. Tu nobre Bolívar
6. Sanctus
7. Agnus Dei
8. Lux aeterna
9. Libera
10. Bolívar
Concerto da requiem para Bolívar, opus 24, for solo voice(s), choir & orchestra. 1st prize of International Composer´s Competition in Venezuela, 1982.
Simon Bolivar (1783 - 1830) was was born at Caracas, Venezuela, and one of South America's greatest generals. His victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. He is called El Liberator (The Liberator) and the "George Washington of South America."
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S. Bolivar
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Requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1988
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Latin mass + Éva Nádasdi
Duration:19'
Requiem, opus 140 (1988) for solo voice(s), choir & chamber orchestra. Duration: 19 min. Text: traditional Latin mass and Hungarian texts by Éva Nádasdi.