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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 1, 1810 (Gyula), Died June 15, 1893 (Budapest)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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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  
Gramophone BW2038 10-in. 11/26/1928 Hymnus Budai Dalárda Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Gramophone BR2089 10-in. 6/18/1928 Hymnus Budapesti Philarmonikusok Zenekara Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 4213r 10-in. 10/12/1909 Hunyady induló Cs És Királyi 23 č Gyalogezred Zenekara Instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Erkel, Ferenc," accessed December 3, 2023,

Erkel, Ferenc. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from

"Erkel, Ferenc." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.

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