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Somfai, László

Works: 295 works in 621 publications in 7 languages and 5,593 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Thematic catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Arranger, Other, Contributor, Commentator, Honoree, Annotator, Creator, jt.
Classifications: ML410.H4, 780.924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by László Somfai
Joseph Haydn : his life in contemporary pictures by László Somfai( Book )
9 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The keyboard sonatas of Joseph Haydn : instruments and performance practice, genres and styles by László Somfai( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Interest in the authentic performance of early music has grown dramatically in recent years, and scholarly investigation has particularly benefited the study of keyboard music of the classical period. In this landmark publication, the most comprehensive study written on Haydn's keyboard sonatas, Laszlo Somfai offers an unorthodox approach to the interpretation of this repertory." "Somfai focuses on the true "acoustic form" that Haydn intended in these works. He begins with a thorough study of Haydn's instruments - the harpsichord, the Viennese fortepiano, and the English piano - and their development. After recommending instruments appropriate for modern use, he discusses performance practice and style, explains the peculiarities of Haydn's manuscripts in the context of eighteenth-century notation, and provides specific suggestions for playing ornaments, improvising, slurring, and dynamics." "The second part of the study investigates Haydn's sonata genres within their historical context and discusses the problems of establishing a chronology of their composition. Finally, Somfai analyzes the organization and style of each musical form. The book also includes an index listing the sonatas by date of first publication, and an extensive bibliography."--Jacket
The New Grove modern masters : Bartók, Stravinsky, Hindemith by Vera Lampert( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Béla Bartók : composition, concepts, and autograph sources by László Somfai( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Haydn; sein Leben in zeitgenössischen Bildern by László Somfai( Book )
20 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viola concerto by Béla Bartók( )
9 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in honor of László Somfai on his 70th birthday : studies in the sources and the interpretation of music ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haydn als Opernkapellmeister; die Haydn-Dokumente der Esterházy-Opernsammlung by Dénes Bartha( Book )
15 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinfonie in D (Prager Sinfonie) = Symphony in D major (Praque Symphony) : KV 504 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scena di Pedrillo = (son due ore che giro) : Erstausgabe auf Grund des Partitur-Autographs und des authentischen Stimmenmaterials von 1789 by Joseph Haydn( )
4 editions published in 1960 in Italian and German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fekete zsebkönyve : vázlatok 1907-1922 by Béla Bartók( )
8 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger : thematischer Katalog seiner weltlichen Kompositionen by Alexander Weinmann( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in German and Norwegian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinfonien by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
3 editions published in 1971 and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tetide : serenata teatrale in einem Akt by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )
10 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 45 (18) in F sharp minor : (Farewell) by Joseph Haydn( )
3 editions published in 1959 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composition de l'orchestre:, cordes
Andante hegedűre és zongorára = für Violine und Klavier Dille-Nr. 70 by Béla Bartók( )
10 editions published in 1980 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il re pastore = Der König als Hirte : dramma per musica in drei Akten by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )
9 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
XVII and XVIII century Italian cembalo and organ music transcribed for piano ( )
1 edition published in 1990 and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 7 : "Le midi": Hoboken I:7 by Joseph Haydn( )
6 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonata (1926), piano solo by Béla Bartók( )
12 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Shomufai, Rāsurō
Somfai, L.
Somfai, L. 1934-
Somfai, L. (László)
Somfai László