The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music was established on July 1, 2012 at the Institute of Musicology of the HAS Research Centre for the Humanities within the Momentum Program of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Its primary aim is to collect, archive, analyze and interpret the documents of 20th century Hungarian music as well as to make them available for researchers, and also to publish the results of its researches for the professionals and the broader public. The Archives and Research Group aims at collecting a great deal of sources not only from fields of classical and contemporary music but the processing of 20th century entertaining and popular music in Hungary belongs also to its scope of activities. Documents preserved in the archives are parts of the Hungarian cultural heritage. A declared goal of the establishers and maintainers of the collection is also to promote Hungarian music of 20th and 21st centuries in the international music scene.
A volume of research summaries
sponsored by the Postdoctoral research scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was published in December 2015. Ferenc János Szabó's research summary is to be read on page 44. The volume is available on the homepage of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and here.
On the centenary of Karl Goldmark’s death
, the Archives and Research Group for 20th and 21st Century Hungarian Music launches the international conference "Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre" (11 and 12 December, 2015, Institute of Musicology).
The program of the conference can be read here.
The Archives for Hungarian Music organizes an international conference 'Nationalism in Musc in the Totalitarian State (1945-1989)
. The two keynote speakers of the conference will be Hermann Danuser and Richard Taruskin.The conference program can be read here.
The Archives for Hungarian Music organizes a memorial concert on 16 February 2015, 7.15 pm the anniversary of the death of László Lajtha
, at Hagyományok Háza (Hungarian Heritage House). The students of the Oratorio and Song faculty of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music will perform Lajtha’s folksong arrangements and Ferenc János Szabó, a member of the research group will perform piano pieces by Lajtha. Entry is free.
Click here for the flyer of the concert.