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Ferenc Erkel

Ferenc Erkel (Hungarian: Erkel Ferenc Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɛrkɛl ˈfɛrɛnt͡s], German: Franz Erkel; November 7, 1810 – June 15, 1893) was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary, which was adopted in 1844. He died in Budapest.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1810 (Gyula), Died Budapest

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9001 10-in. 5/25/1910 Hymnus Jozsef Szabó Eöri Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39530 10-in. 8/10/1914 Isten, áldd meg a magyart Columbia Military Band Band composer  
Columbia 30144 12-in. 5/23/1907 Hunyadi László : Hungarian air Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 43907 10-in. April 1916 Hymnus Olga Bibor Ciganyzenekara Instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Erkel, Ferenc," accessed October 26, 2020,

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"Erkel, Ferenc." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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