The building of the RCH Institute for Musicology will be closed between November 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 due to technical reasons. The staff of the Institute can be reached by email. Thank you for your understanding!

 

This closure only concerns the Institute itself, the Museum of Music History is still open from 10:00 to 16:00 every day, except for Mondays.

Communicating music scenes. Networks, power, technology. May 19–20, 2017. The first international conference in Hungary focusing on the relations and communications between people, formal and informal institutions, and technologies in the context of music making. Understanding and exploring music scenes as networks can help us to uncover the power relations that affect those scenes, while also leading to a nuanced understanding of the changing technological and media context in which music is produced, disseminated, consumed, and talked about. You can download the conference program here, and visit the conference website.

 

may19

Two members of the Archives for 20th and 21st Century Hungarian Music, András Ránki and Ferenc János Szabó have won the Zoltán Kodály Scholarship for 2017.

 

apr en3

Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Miklós Radnai’s birth Márton Karczag and Ferenc János Szabó wrote a monograph about the composer and director. The monograph was published by the Hungarian State Opera.

 

 

feb16

Two members of the „Lendület” Archives and Research Group for 20th and 21st Century Hungarian Music, András Ránki and Ferenc János Szabó have won the Zoltán Kodály Scholarship for 2016.

 

mar3

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.

 

dec21

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.

 

dec11

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.

 

feb16

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 program of the conference can be read here.

 

jan24

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes the musicological conference “A zene és a nagy háború” [Music and the Great War] in the Institute of Musicology, on 27 November 2014. Written version of conference papers will soon be available on our webpage. You can find the detailed program here.  

nov27

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes the musicological conference “A Holokauszt és a magyar zenei emlékezet” [The Holocaust and remembrance in Hungarian Music] in the Institute of Musicology, on 30 October 2014. Written version of conference papers will soon be available on our webpage. You can find the detailed program here.  

oct30

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes the conference “Évfordulók nyomában 2014” [Looking for anniversaries 2014] on 11 October 2014, at the Bartók hall, Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The conference will feature papers on the oeuvres of László Vidovszky, Attila Bozay, Zsolt Durkó, Tihamér Vujicsics, Erzsébet Szőnyi as well as on the performers Annie Fischer and Ferenc Fricsay. You can find the detailed program here.  

oct11

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes an international conference at the International Bartók Seminar and Festival at Szombathely in honour of composer Péter Eötvös’ 70th birthday. Conference sessions will feature French, Portuguese, Japanese and Hungarian panelists discussing the oeuvre of Péter Eötvös. You can find the conference program here.  

july14

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes the conference Könnyűzene - könnyű zene? Magyar populáris zene a 20-21. században [Popular Music – Light Music? Hungarian popular music in the 20th and 21st century]. The conference will take place on 31 January and 1 February 2014, at the Bartók hall, Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), featuring papers inter alia on popular music, jazz, operetta and gypsy music. The conference provides opportunity both for approaches of political, social history and of aesthetics. The conference will be accompanied with a concert and a lecture recital.
You can find the detailed program here.
31 January – 1 February 2014, Friday-Saturday, 6 pm – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).
 

jan31

The Archives and Research Group for 20th-21st Century Hungarian Music organizes the conference Évfordulók nyomában 2013 [Looking for anniversaries 2013]. The conference will take place on 5 December 2013, at the Bartók hall, in the Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The conference will feature papers on the oeuvres of Emánuel Moór, Géza Vilmos Zágon, Albert Siklós, György Faragó, Sándor Jemnitz, Zoltán Horusitzky, Gyula Dávid, András Mihály, Pál Kadosa, Kamilló Lendvay, István Láng, László Dubrovay and György Ligeti. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition and a concert.
You can find the detailed program of the conference here.
December 5 2013, Thursday – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).
 

dec5

The Archives for Hungarian Music organizes the round-table discussion “Hang-források” [Sound-sources] on the future, present state and the problems and opportunities of preserving and storing sound recordings. Participants of the round-table discussion will be László Gőz (BMC), Máté Hollós (Hungaroton), Dávid Kitzinger (Artisjus), Márton Kurutz (MANDA), Balázs Mikusi (National Széchényi Library, Music Collection), Géza Gábor Simon (Pécsi Hangtár), Hajnalka Sütheő (MTVA), Ferenc János Szabó (MTA BTK Institute of Musicology). The aim of the discussion is the conveying of a joint strategy.
You can find the invitation here.
 

nov13

Ligeti György and Hungary – Rootedness and Cosmopolitanism. International symposium on the 90th birthday of György Ligeti at the International Bartók Seminar and Festival at Szombathely.
12-14 July 2013 –14. – Szombathely
You can find a detailed program here.
 

july12

Conference in honour of Zoltán Jeney’s 70th birthday.
14 March, Thursday – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).
You can find a detailed program here.

 

mar14

Conference and exhibition in memory of László Lajtha.
16 February – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).
You can find a detailed program here.

 

feb16

Preservation, research and sharing – The archives, collections and databases of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences introduce themselves.
17-18 January – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Bartók Hall
You can find a detailed program here.

 

jan17

Conference in honour of Melinda Berlász’ 70th birthday.
29 November 2012 – Institute of Musicology (Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Bartók Hall
You can find a detailed program here.

 

nov29