Andor Losonczy
Instrument: piano

Courtesy of Photographer S. Dreissinger ©

Losonczy Andor

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Tromba Principale - Konzert für Trompete 1999
2 Tres Tres Tres Tres - Kantate 1999
3 Essays - für Klavier 1999
4 Klavierstück 1998
5 Klavierstück 1996 5m
6 Etüde - für Streichquartett 1996
7 Klänge aus ... - für Bläser und Klavier 1996 - 1997
8 Variationen für Violine solo 1995 ~ 6m
9 Für Violine solo 1994 ~ 12m
10 Trio 1993 ~ 12m
11 Quartett 1992
12 Lauffeuer - Zwei Klavierstücke 1990 12m
13 Igric - für Violine solo 1989 8m
14 Terremoto - für Schlagzeug solo 1989 10m
15 Fanal - für großes Orchester 1989 20m
16 Crincrin - für Viola solo 1987 8m
17 Síp 1986 6m
18 Balkun - für Oboe (Englischhorn) 1985
19 Hydra - Zyklus mit 7 Teilen 1985 ~ 30m
20 Beschwörung 1984 10m
21 Die Klavierschule - 24 Etüden für die technischen Probleme der neuen Klaviermusik 1984 ~ 35m
22 Magia 1983 12m
23 Szajkó - nach einem Lautgedicht von Sándor Weöres 1983 5m
24 Manhattan 1982 20m
25 Piranhas 1981 9m
26 White Box 1981 20m
27 Nightmare 1980 10m
28 Growth structures - Kammerzyklus mit 100 Einzelstücken 1978 ~ 1h
29 Changes 1977
30 Texte/Neue Texte/Neueste Texte - nach dadaistischen Gedichten 1977 35m
31 Phonophobie 1975
32 écriture automatique 1973 8m
33 Panorama 1972 8m
34 Duo für Klarinette und Klavier 1971 10m
35 Descort 1971 14m
36 scordatura 1970 10m
37 Duo für Fidel & Klavir 1970 12m
38 Events - für vier Sänger 1970 10m
39 for strings - I, II 1970 12m
40 Sketch Book 1970 10m
41 scrap music 1970 10m
42 Untitled 1970 15m
43 Clusters 1969
44 Seminar 1969 12m
45 Black Box 1969 25m
46 Vier Etüden 1968 10m
47 Quodlibet - für Sopran und Kammerensemble 1968 13m
48 Party 1968 ~ 12m
49 Programme 1967 5m
50 Sätze 1966 8m
51 Satzfragmente 1966 12m
52 Konzertmaterial 1966 10m
53 Hodie completi sunt - nach Giovanni Gabrieli für Doppelorchester 1966 10m
54 Für Doppelorchester 1966 15m
55 Recitativo 1964 12m
56 Cantata per orchestra 1963 12m
57 Duos für verschiedene Instrumente 1962 ~ 12m
58 Kammerensemblemusik 1961
59 Danse - Ballett 1961 - 1969 20m
60 Kammermusik 1959 4m
61 Vier Klavierstücke 1959 4m
62 Ensemblemusik 1959 14m
63 Cantata - für Bariton und Bläser 1958 5m
64 Passacaglia - Streichquartett 1955 10m
65 Zwei Bilder für Orchester - (Két kép) 1950 15m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1932
Date of Birth:  2. June 1932
Nationality:  ,

Andor Losonczy was born in 1932 in Budapest and received some thorough musical education (piano and composition), being the son of the composer and pianist L. Deszö. In 1955, he became a soloist for the state concert artists' agency "Filharmónia". He and Klara, who would later become his wife, left Hungary in 1960 (within the context of a music competition). In the same year he was hired as a civil servant at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and took on a professorship for piano in 1986 with a focus on contemporary music. He lectured on 20th century music and the Romantic era until his retirement in 1998.
All works which he composed before 1960 were lost, with the exception of two, and all electronic and computer pieces (from his time in New York in 1986 and in Paris 1980 with IRCAM) are untraceable. He performed as a pianist at some 100 world premieres of other contemporary composers. He also performed at numerous festivals and on recordings with various broadcasting stations.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1952 - 1955

 

1952 - 1955

composition (E. Szervánsky)

1955

completion of piano studies with a diploma

1955 - 1960

numerous participations

Budapest Conservatory

Pécs Conservatory

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1960 - 1986

teacher

1986 - 1998

professorship for piano

1999

co-operation in Herbert Pesecka's documentary film "Woher kommt der Klang? / Where does the Sound come from?"

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1987
1989

St. Erhardkriche: works for violoncello

1997

only performance of a work by Losonczy in Hungary sofar

2000
2002

A. Loscony played his own works on the piano on the occasion of his 70th birthday

2003

Accademia Constantiniana, Goethe Institute Rome "il grande Inquisitore"

2003

Bergtheater Linz

2005

performance of several works: "Il grande Inquisitore", "Magia", "Sip", "Texte"

2006

29e Festival franco-anglais de poésie

2006

composers' portrait concert, performance of several works

2006

Ensemble Orion, Museum Carolino Augusteum: "Hornsignale - für Horn und Streichtrio"

2008

Austrian Composer's Society, Mozarteum Salzburg: within the scope of an exchange concert programm

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1955

award winner at an International Piano Competition in Warsaw

1956

International Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest: award winner (piano)

1960

Kranichstein music award (piano)

1974

composition award

1979

promotional award

1979

state scholarship

1986

Accademia Internazionale "Le Muse" Firenze: "Premio delle Muse"

1999

Honorary Decoration in Gold

2005

Grand Art Prize for Music by the Government of Salzburg

Description of Style

As a composer, around 1950 he would put his focus on atonality, in the 1960s and 1970s he was influenced by surrealism. As a pianist he mainly played contemporary music, but also Classical and Romantic music.

Contact, Links

Language:  German, English, Hungarian
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