Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hidas, a great composer of brass music

Hidas Frigyes was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1928. After finishing his studies in composition at the "Ferenc Liszt" Music Academy, he became the Music Director of the National Theatre (1951 - 1966) and between 1974 and 1979 he held the same position at the Budapest Municipal Operetta Theatre.
Hidas was a highly prolific composer, especially known around the world for
his woodwind and brass chamber music and for his works for wind-orchestra instruments and chamber music. His compositions reflect his belief in tunes and harmonies in a traditional sense of those terms. The music is challenging, yet accessible.  Throughout his career, Hidas received numerous commissions by Ballet Companies, the Hungarian State Opera House, Radio stations, Universities and various musical societies.

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