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Iván Erod
1936 - 2019
I. Eröd
Iván Eröd (02/01/1936 - 24/06/2019), a Hungarian - Austrian composer and pianist. Erőd studied under Pál Kadosa (piano) and Ferenc Szabó (composition) while at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He moved to Austria in 1956 and studied there at the Vienna Music Academy, under Richard Hauser (piano) and Karl Schiske (composition). He took several summer classes at Darmstadt. In 1960 he launched a career as a pianist. From 1962 to 1968 he was director of studies at the Vienna Festival. From 1967 to 1989 he taught music theory and composition at the Graz Musikhochschule, and later taught at the Vienna Musikhochschule. He has won many awards, including the Bartók-Pásztory Foundation award in 1993.
Stylistically, Erőd's music was initially influenced by Hungarians such as Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály. After moving to Vienna he became more insterested in serialism. Later works returned to tonality and Hungarian-inspired elements. In the 1980s and 1990s he incorporated influences from American music.
Erőd's life had early tragedies, particularly his brother and grandparents being murdered at Auschwitz in 1944. He also fled Hungary after the events of 1956. He married in 1969 and has five children. After the fall of Communism he purchased a farmhouse in Hungary.
Composed in:1994
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Richard Bletschacher
Duration:ca. 5'
In memory of:/ dedicated to Marjana Lipovsek
Requiem from: Über der Asche zu singen, Op.65 (1994). Five songs for Mezzosoprano and piano. Texts by R. Bletschacher; "Frau Kammersängerin Marjana Lipovsek gewidmet". It contains:
01. Sub ausppiciis finis
02. Genreszene
03. Nachsinnen
04. Im Exil
05. Requiem
Text: Richard (Max Josef) Bletschacher (23/10/1936), a German writer and dramatic advisor.
Dedicatee: Marjana Lipovšek (03/12/1946) is a female Slovenian opera and concert singer (mezzo soprano).
Picture Picture
R.M.J. Bletschacher
M. Lipovšek