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Veress Sándor

(01. 02. 1907 - 04. 03. 1992)

Veress Sándor
Veress Sándor
c/o Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 269 66 44
Fax: +41 (0)61 261 91 83
Internet: www.veress.net www.paul-sacher-stiftung.ch/pss/sammlungen/veress.htm

Biography
Born in Kolozsvár (then Austria-Hungary, now Romania (Cluj-Napoca)), Sándor Veress began studies in composition under Zoltán Kodály and piano under Béla Bartók at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest in 1925. He was educated in methodology and ethnomusicology from 1929 onwards by László Lajtha at the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography before embarking upon his first independent expedition to the Moldova region of Rumania in 1930. In 1935 he became Bartók's assistant in the department of folk music at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and succeeded Kodály as Professor for Composition at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest in 1943.
Veress emigrated to Switzerland in 1949. Following a short spell as a guest professor at Bern University's Institute of Musicology, Veress then took up a position at Bern Conservatory, where he taught composition, general musical education and various theoretical subjects between the years 1950 and 1981. It was here and during this time that he counted a whole generation of important Swiss composers among his students, including Heinz Marti, Jürg Wyttenbach, János Tamás, Daniel Andres, Urs Peter Schneider, Heinz Holliger and Roland Moser.
Veress worked as a guest professor at various US and Australian universities throughout the sixties and early seventies: From 1965 until 1967 he taught at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, then at the Goucher College in Baltimore/Maryland; in 1967 at the University of Adelaide/South Australia and finally at the University of Portland/Oregon in 1972.
His academic career culminated back at Bern University's Institute of Musicology - first as an extraordinary professor from 1968 onwards, and then as an ordinary professor of ethnomusicology and music of the 20th century from 1971 until his emeritus in 1977.
Veress became a Swiss citizen late in life (1991) and died in Bern on March 4, 1992.
Sándor Veress is an important exponent of the second generation of the 'Budapest School', of which Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály were the founding fathers. He taught important third-generation composers such as György Ligeti and György Kurtág in Budapest. Similar to Bartók, Veress developed an entirely autonomous musical language that was as rooted in Hungarian music as it was universal. His comprehensive education was the bedrock for a humanism and cultural sensitivity that was already manifest in his early chamber music and allowed him, following his emigration to Switzerland, to take a very individual approach to twelve-note composition. A substantial number of works composed in Switzerland were premiered in Bern and Basel by the Camerata Bern, Berner Kammerorchester, Berner Symphonieorchester and Basler Kammerorchester. Sándor Veress received the Canton of Bern's Grand Music Award in 1976, the Bartók-Pásztory Award in 1985, the Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein's Composer Award in 1986 and the City of Bern's Music Award in 1987.


Work list
Sonatina (1927-1928)
for violin and violoncello
Duration: 8' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Klaviersonate (Piano Sonata) (1929)
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sonatine (Sonatina) (1931)
for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Streichquartett Nr. 1 (String Quartet N° 1) (1931)
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sonatine (Sonatina) (1932)
for violin and piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
4 Volkslieder aus Moldavien (4 Folk Songs from Moldavia) (1932)
for male choir
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Borica (1932)
for clarinet, violin, timpani and large drum
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sonatine (Sonatina) (1932)
for piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Volkslied-Suite (1933)
for mixed choir
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Csürdöngölö (1933)
for clarinet, cimbalom and string orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sonatine (Sonatina) (1933)
for violoncello and piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
14 Männerchor-Lieder (1934)
for 2, 3 and 4 voices
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sonatine für Kinder (Sonatina for Children) (1935)
for piano
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Transsylvanische Kantate (1935)
for mixed choir
After folk song texts.
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Divertimento (1935)
for chamber orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sonate (Sonata) (1935)
for violin solo
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
5 Moldauische Volkslieder (5 Moldavian Folk Songs) (1936)
for voice and piano
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
15 kleine Klavierstücke (15 Small Piano Pieces) (1936)
Edition Kunzelmann
Grütstr. 28
CH-8134 Adliswil
Két virágének (1936)
for 3-part female choir
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
2 Partitas (1936)
for orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
15 Kinderlieder (1936)
for 2 and 3 voices
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Streichquartett Nr. 2 (String Quartet N° 2) (1936-1937)
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Aria (1937)
for violin and piano
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Betlehemi kántáló (1937)
Cantata over Christmas carols
for children's or female choir
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
3 Volkslieder (3 Folk Songs) (1937)
for voice and piano
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Die Wunderschalmei (1937)
Music for a ballet
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 18' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Die Wunderschalmei (1937-1938)
Suite
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.0/1.1.1.0/2-3perc/hp/str)
Duration: 18' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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6 Csárdásse (1938)
for piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
7 ungarische Tänze (Seven Hungarian Dances) (1938)
for piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Kleine Suite (1938)
for piano
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Guzsalyasban (1939)
4 Moldavian folk songs
for 2-part choir
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Bühnenmusik zu Jost van den Vondel's "Lucifer" (Stage Music to Jost van den Vondel's "Lucifer") (1939)
for mixed choir, bass solo and large orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Cuka szóke csárdás (1939)
for violin and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 11' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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Sonate Nr. 2 (Sonata N° 2) (1939)
for violin and piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Nógrádi verbunk (Ungarischer Werbetanz) (1939)
for violin and piano (or orchestra: 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 7' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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Sinfonie Nr. 1 (Symphony N° 1) (1940)
for large orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Térszili Katicza (1942-1943)
ballet in one act
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sancti Augustini Psalmus contra Partem Donati (1943-1944)
for bass, mixed choir and orchestra
Texts: Aurelius Augustinus
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
5 Lieder auf Gedichte von Attila Jószef (5 Songs on Poems by Attila Jószef) (1945)
for song and piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Canti Ceremissi (1945)
for song and piano
After folk song texts.
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Threnos in memoriam Béla Bartók (1945)
for large orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
5 Klavierstücke (5 piano pieces) (1945)
Duration: 5' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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5 Anthems (1946)
for unisono choir and organ
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Fingerlarks (1947)
88 small pieces
for piano
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Respublica (1948)
Overture
for large orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Homage to Wales (1948)
3 small pieces
for piano
The Gwynn Publishing Company
Llangollen
Violinkonzert (Violin Concert) (1944-1949)
for violin and large orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
4 Transsylvanische Tänze (4 Transylvanian Dances) (1944-1949)
for string orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
I went out a-marketing (1950)
for 3-part female choir and piano
After folk song texts.
The Gwynn Publishing Company
Llangollen
5 Studien (5 Studies) (1950)
for piano
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Hommage à Paul Klee (1951)
for two pianos and string orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Konzert (Concert) (1952)
for piano, strings and percussion
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sonata (1952-1953)
for orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Sinfonie Nr. 2 (Symphony N° 2) (1953)
Sinfonia Minneapolitana
for large orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Trio (1954)
for violin, viola and violoncello
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Laudatio Musicae (1958)
for soprano, mixed choir and small orchestra
An aurally-pleasurable and soul satisfying sweet after Valentin Rathgeber.
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Konzert (Concert) (1960-1961)
for string quartet and orchestra
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Passacaglia concertante (1961)
Oboe concert
for oboe and strings
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Mary had a little lamb (1961)
for 3-part female choir
After folk song texts.
The Gwynn Publishing Company
Llangollen
Ode an Europa (1962)
for mixed choir
Texts: G. Illyés
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Klaviertrio (Piano Trio) (1962)
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
2 Stücke (1964)
for 2 celli
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Expovare (1964)
for small orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Elegie (1964)
for baritone, harp and string orchestra
Texts: Walther von der Vogelweide
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Musica concertante (1965-1966)
for 12 string soloists
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Songs of the Seasons (1967)
7 madrigals
for mixed choir
Texts: Christopher Brennan
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sonate (Sonata) (1967)
for violoncello solo
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Diptychon (1968)
for wind quintet
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Introduzione e Coda (1972)
Trio
for clarinet, violin and violoncello
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
4 Tänze aus Szatmár (4 Dances from Szatmár) (1977)
for violine, viola and cello
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Das Glasklängespiel (1978)
5 songs
for mixed choir and chamber orchestra
Texts: Hermann Hesse
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Konzert (Concert) (1981)
for clarinet and string orchestra with percussion and harp
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Memento (1983)
for viola and double bass
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Trio (1985)
for baritone, viola and cello
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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Orbis Tonorum (1986)
for chamber ensemble
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Geschichten und Märchen (1988)
for 2 percussionists
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Musica Ungaresca (1938-1991)
for large orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Concertotilinko (1986-1991)
Concert piece
for flute and string orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Tromboniade (1990-1991)
Concert
for 2 trombones and orchestra
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Diskographie
Sándor Veress: Complete Music for String Quartet (Toccata Classics Nr. TOCC 0062, 2014)
Werke:
Veress, Sándor: Streichquartett Nr. 1 (1931)
Veress, Sándor: Streichquartett Nr. 2 (1936-1937)
Veress, Sándor: Konzert (1960-1961)
Zürcher Bläserquintet (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 112, 2008)
Werke:
Holliger, Heinz: "h" (1968)
Veress, Sándor: Diptychon (1968)
Wyttenbach, Jürg: Serenade vor Luftschlössern (2003)
Moser, Roland: Kleine Differenzen über einem Grund (2005)
Sándor Veress (Grammont Porträt Nr. 16-2)
Interpreten:
Holliger, Heinz
Füri, Thomas
Werke:
Veress, Sándor: Musica concertante (1965-1966)
Veress, Sándor: Konzert (1981)
Veress, Sándor: 4 Transsylvanische Tänze (1944-1949)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Symphonically Swiss (Musica Helvetica Nr. MH 86.2)
Werke:
Brun, Fritz: Zweite Symphonie, B-Dur (1911)
Veress, Sándor: 4 Transsylvanische Tänze (1944-1949)
Bloch, Ernest: Symphony (1954)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Veress, Sándor: Eröffnungsrede zum Bartók-Festival in Basel, in: Schweizer Musikzeitung 7 (1958)
Veress, Sándor: Béla Bartók (1881-1945), in: Der Bund (21. März 1981) (1981)
Kunkel, Michael: Sándor Veress: Complete Music for String Quartet (Rezension), in: Dissonanz (Juni 2014) 126 (2014), S. 65-66 [Internet]
Beckles Willson, Rachel: Vertreibung, Verankerung. Überlegungen zur Kontextualisierung des Schaffens von Sándor Veress, in: Dissonanz 99 (2007) [Internet]
Brotbeck, Roman: Die Un-Gnade der späten Geburt. Zum 100. Geburtstag von Sándor Veress, in: Lucerne Festival 2007, Luzern 2007, S. 28-34
Holliger, Heinz: Diskussion zum Gespräch Kurt von Fischer / Sandor Veress, STV 2006 [Internet]
Kunkel, Michael (et al.): "Die alten Ungarn, das sind einfach alles Barone". Kurt von Fischer im Gespräch über Sándor Veress, in: Dissonanz 96 (2006)
Traub, Andreas: Emigration nach Utopia. Briefe von Sándor Veress an Béla Bartók, in: Dissonanz 96 (2006)
Traub, Andreas: (K)ein Konzert für zwei Posaunen und Orchester. Die "Tromboniade" von Sándor Veress, in: Dissonanz 84 (2003)
Traub, Andreas: Bartóks Gedanken zur Emigration. Ein verschollen geglaubter Brief von Béla Bartók an Sándor Veress, in: Dissonanz 74 (2002)
Traub, Andreas: Sándor Veress. Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag, Haseloff, Berlin 1986
Traub, Andreas: Melodische Artikulation. Zur "Sonata per violoncello solo" von Sándor Veress, in: Schweizer Musikzeitung 1 (1980)
Doflein, Erich: Sándor Veress, in: Melos 3 (1954)
Mason, Colin: Sándor Veress, in: Musik der Zeit 9 (1954)