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Somfai, László

Overview
Works: 354 works in 752 publications in 7 languages and 5,639 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Scores  Symphonies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Arranger, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Commentator, Performer, Creator, Annotator
Classifications: ML410.H4, 780.924
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Most widely held works by László Somfai
Joseph Haydn : his life in contemporary pictures by László Somfai( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The keyboard sonatas of Joseph Haydn : instruments and performance practice, genres and styles by László Somfai( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 689 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 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most comprehensive and up-to-date body of musical knowledge ever gathered together. The New Grove composer biographies have been selected from the dictionary to bring the most widely used of the biographies to a larger audience. Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive worklist, index and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive discussion of the subject's life and works. Three seminal figures in 20th-century music are considered in this volume. First Béla Bartók, the Hungarian composer who drew deeply on the folklore of his homeland to bring a fresh vitality into 20th-century music; his life and works are treated by László Somfai and Vera Lampert, working with the resoures of the Budapest Bartók Archive. Second, Igor Stravinsky, whose life - from his upbringing in pre-revolutionary Russia, through the intellectual crucible that was the Paris of the 1920s, to his final years in Los Angeles and New York - is charted by Eric Walter White, while his works are tellingly set in context by Jeremy Noble. Third, Paul Hindemith, the craftsman/composer par excellence, is considered by Ian Kemp. Taken together, these articles brilliantly illuminate the forces bearing on Western music in the early-middle 20th century. -- from back cover
Béla Bartók : composition, concepts, and autograph sources by László Somfai( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viola concerto by Béla Bartók( )

10 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn als Opernkapellmeister ; die Haydn-Dokumente der Esterházy-Opernsammlung by Dénes Bartha( Book )

19 editions published in 1960 in German and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of László Somfai on his 70th birthday : studies in the sources and the interpretation of music( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection featuring 34 essays written in honor of the Hungarian Haydn and Bartók specialist. These essays discuss the interpretation of various musical sources, both analytically and in performance, with an emphasis on the music of Bartók
Sinfonie in D (Prager Sinfonie) = Symphony in D major (Praque Symphony) : KV 504 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fekete zsebkönyve : vázlatok 1907-1922 by Béla Bartók( )

8 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 106 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( )

3 editions published in 1960 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tetide : serenata teatrale in einem Akt by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

11 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger : thematischer Katalog seiner weltlichen Kompositionen by Alexander Weinmann( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in German and Norwegian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonien by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 1971 and held by 97 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 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre: 0.2.0.0/2.0.0.0, cordes
Il re pastore = Der König als Hirte : dramma per musica in drei Akten by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

11 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 88 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( )

7 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andante hegedűre és zongorára = für Violine und Klavier Dille-Nr. 70 by Béla Bartók( )

6 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartet in G, 1799 : Hoboken III, 81 by Joseph Haydn( )

11 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata (1926), piano solo by Béla Bartók( )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The keyboard sonatas of Joseph Haydn : instruments and performance practice, genres and styles
Alternative Names
László Somfai

László Somfai Hongaars musicoloog (1934-2004)

László Somfai Hungarian musicologist

László Somfai musicologue hongrois

László Somfai ungarischer Musikwissenschaftler

Shomufai, Rāsurō

Somfai, L.

Somfai, L. 1934-

Somfai, L. (László)

Somfai László

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Béla Bartók : composition, concepts, and autograph sourcesViola concertoEssays in honor of László Somfai on his 70th birthday : studies in the sources and the interpretation of music