On 28 May, the Hungarian Composers Association presented its newly published volume Hungarian Composers.
It was 33 years ago, in 1989, that Editio Musica last published a similar publication, featuring 73 composers, including some of the 20th century classics of the time, who are no longer living. The newly published book, illustrated with colour photographs, lists 85 composers, all of whom are currently expanding their ouevres.
At the book launch held in the amphitheatre of Artisjus, Anna Dalos, head of the Hungarian Music Archive of the 20th-21st century at the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, praised the work of Artisjus and the Ministry of Human Resources, which is a comprehensive biography of our composers and a complete catalogue of their works.
The nearly 400-page volume edited by Anna Laskai is planned to be only the opening of a continuously expanding internet portal, updated with data every year. Until then, the material for this book will be available on the website of the Hungarian Composers’ Association.
The aim is to bring the content to users, artists, media, concert organizers, music historians who can promote the appreciation of contemporary Hungarian music and its access to the public.