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Erkel, Ferenc (opera)locked

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(b Gyula, Békés county, Nov 7, 1810; d Budapest, June 15, 1893).Hungarian composer and conductor , the leading figure in Hungarian 19th-century opera.

The young Erkel frequently attended the chamber-music evenings held in his home town by the head of the county administration, Albert Rosty, a music lover who had studied in Vienna and on whose recommendation Erkel was eventually engaged by the National Theatre in Pest as an opera conductor. From ...

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