Ferenc Erkel

Composer

1810 – 1893

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Who was Ferenc Erkel?

Ferenc Erkel 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.

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Born
Nov 7, 1810
Gyula
Also known as
  • F. Erkel
  • Erkel, Ferenc
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Kingdom of Hungary
  • Austria-Hungary
Profession
Employment
  • Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
  • Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hungarian State Opera House
Died
Jun 15, 1893
Budapest
Resting place
Kerepesi Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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