Franz Liszt Academy of Music

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The Liszt Academy of Music (Template:Lang-hu, often abbreviated as Zeneakadémia, "Music Academy") is a concert hall and music conservatory in Budapest, Hungary, founded on November 14, 1875. It is home to the Liszt Collection, which features several valuable books and manuscripts donated by Franz Liszt upon his death, and the AVISO studio, a collaboration between the governments of Hungary and Japan to provide sound recording equipment and training for students.

Facilities

The Academy was named after its founder Franz Liszt only in 1925. Initially christened the "Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music", it was also called "College of Music" from 1919-1925. It was founded in Liszt's home, and relocated to a three-story Neo-Renaissance building designed by Adolf Láng and built on today's Andrássy Avenue between 1877 and 1879. That location is referred to as "the old Music Academy" and commemorated by a 1934 plaque made by Zoltán Farkas. It was repurchased by the academy in the 1980s, and is now officially known as "the Ferenc Liszt Memorial and Research Center."

Replacing "the old Music Academy", the Academy moved into a building erected in 1907 at the corner of Király Street and Ferenc Liszt Square. It serves as a centre for higher education, music training, and concert hall. The Art Nouveau style building is one of the most well known in Budapest. It was designed by Flóris Korb and Kálmán Giergl at the request of Baron Gyula Wlassics, who was the Minister of Culture at that time. The façade is dominated by a statue of Liszt (sculpted by Alajos Stróbl). The inside of the building is decorated with frescoes, Zsolnay ceramics, and several statues (among them that of Béla Bartók and Frédéric Chopin). Originally the building also had stained glass windows, made by Miksa Róth.

Other facilities used by the Academy are the Budapest Teacher Training College, located in the former National Music School on Semmelweis Street, a secondary school (Béla Bartók Secondary Grammar and Technical School of Music), and a student dormitory.

Ever since its foundation, the Academy has been the most prestigious music university operating in Hungary. A major development in its history was the recent establishment of a new, independent Folk Music Faculty. The Franz Liszt Academy of Music is as much a living monument to Hungary's continued musical life, as it is to the country's musical past. Its president (rector) is András Batta.

Notable alumni

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  • Rane Shephard
  • Jenö Ádám
  • Géza Anda
  • György Bánhalmi
  • Béla Bartók
  • Munir Bashir
  • Omar Bashir
  • Sari Biró
  • Gergely Bogányi
  • Charles Brunner
  • Georges Cziffra
  • Gábor Darvas
  • José De Eusebio
  • Ern? Dohnányi
  • Antal Doráti
  • Iván Er?d
  • Peter Er?s
  • Ferenc Farkas
  • Edith Farnadi
  • András Fejér
  • George Feyer
  • Annie Fischer
  • Andor Földes
  • Péter Frankl
  • János Fürst
  • Zoltán Gárdonyi
  • János Gonda
  • Dénes Gulyás
  • László Gyimesi
  • Julia Hamari
  • Kato Havas
  • Erzsébet Házy
  • Endre Heged?s
  • Frigyes Hidas
  • Jen? Hubay
  • Jen? Huszka
  • Sándor Jemnitz
  • Zoltán Jeney
  • Ilona Kabos
  • Pál Kadosa
  • Emmerich Kálmán
  • Balint Karosi
  • Bela Katona
  • István Kertész
  • Edward Kilenyi
  • Elisabeth Klein
  • Zoltán Kocsis
  • Zoltán Kodály
  • Rezs? Kókai
  • Tibor Kozma
  • Lili Kraus
  • Adrienne Krausz
  • György Kurtág
  • Magda László
  • Vlastimil Lejsek
  • András Ligeti
  • György Ligeti
  • Pál Lukács
  • Éva Marton
  • Gwendolyn Masin
  • Attila Pacsay
  • Ditta Pásztory-Bartók
  • László Polgár
  • David Popper
  • Ferenc Rados
  • Thomas Rajna
  • Fritz Reiner
  • József Réti
  • Lívia Rév
  • Anthony Ritchie
  • Andrea Rost
  • Zoltán Rozsnyai
  • György Sándor
  • Sylvia Sass
  • András Schiff
  • Károly Schranz
  • György Seb?k
  • Jenö Sevely
  • Béla Síki
  • Georg Solti
  • László Somogyi
  • János Starker
  • Rezs? Sugár
  • Zoltán Székely
  • András Sz?ll?sy
  • Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
  • Zeynep Üçba?aran
  • Gregory Vajda
  • Tibor Varga
  • Margit Varró
  • Tamás Vásáry
  • Balint Vazsonyi
  • Gabriel von Wayditch
  • László Weiner
  • Leo Weiner
  • Wanda Wi?komirska

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Notable faculty (past and present)

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  • Emil Ábrányi
  • Dezs? Antalffy-Zsiross
  • Lajos Bárdos
  • Béla Bartók
  • Ern? Dohnányi
  • Iván Er?d
  • Ferenc Farkas
  • Edith Farnadi
  • Zoltán Gárdonyi
  • Lájos Hernadi
  • Jen? Jandó
  • Pál Kadosa
  • Zoltán Kodály
  • Hans von Koessler
  • Rezs? Kókai
  • György Kurtág
  • Franz Liszt
  • Pál Lukács
  • Éva Marton
  • David Popper
  • Ferenc Rados
  • József Réti
  • Albert Simon
  • Péter Solymos
  • László Somogyi
  • Arnold Székely
  • Zoltán Székely
  • Gusztáv Szerémi
  • István Thomán
  • Sándor Végh
  • Sándor Veress
  • János Viski
  • Leo Weiner
  • Ede Zathureczky

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See also

  • List of concert halls
  • Music of Budapest

References

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External links

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