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Béni Egressy

Béni Egressy (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbeːni ˈɛɡrɛʃi]; born Galambos Benjámin; 21 April 1814 – 17 July 1851 in Sajókazinc) was a Hungarian composer, librettist, translator and actor. He created a number of popular melodic compositions, including the one to Mihály Vörösmarty's patriotic poem Szózat. He also authored the librettos of the operas Hunyadi László and Bánk bán by Ferenc Erkel.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 21st, 1814 (Kazincbarcika), Died July 17th, 1851 (Pest)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9000 10-in. 5/25/1910 Szózat Jozsef Szabó Eöri Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone CR2088 12-in. 6/18/1928 Szózat Erno Dohnányi ; Filharmóniai Társaság Orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Egressy, Béni," accessed October 21, 2020,

Egressy, Béni. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from

"Egressy, Béni." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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