The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Ágnes Dobszay

Ágnes Dobszay

Church Music Department

Church Music Subjects, Transposing And Score Reading

Born: 1961, Budapest

Academic degree, university position: DLA, university professor, head of department

Subjects:
Church Music History, Folk Music, Transposing and Score Reading, Professional Methodology, Professional Didactics, Folk Singing, Recitativo, History of Hungarian Music

Studies:
1985: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Musicology major
2003: Church Music DLA Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Title of dissertation: Magyarországi zeneszerzők offertóriumai a 18. század második, és a 19. század első felében [Offertories by composers in Hungary in the second half of the 18th, and the first half of the 19th century.]

Studies abroad:
1985-86: University of Salzburg, musicology studies (one semester)
1986: Vienna (library research)
2001 : Oxford and London (English cathedral choirs)

Teaching experience:
September 1986 - June 2010: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Teacher Training, then Faculty of Arts - Music Department: Music History, History of Hungarian Music, History of 20th Century Music, Folk Music, Score Reading
1993-2005: Scola Cantorum Budapestiensis: singing and voice production teacher, leader of liturgical practice
September 2005-: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Church Music Department
September 2010 - January 2013: Tóth Aladár Music School: teacher of music literature


Main publication:

Essays published in collection or independently:

Joseph Haydn: Seasons – an analysis. In: Szemelvények a zenehallgatáshoz. [Excerpts for Listening to Music] [material for teaching musical culture in secondary schools] Tankönyvkiadó, 1990.

Chapter „Magyarország zenetörténete" [“Music History of Hungary"]. In: Hungary. Essential Facts, Figures and Pictures. MTI, 1997. (German trans.: Ungarn — Tatsachen, Zahlen, Bilder, 1999.),

"Andor Ilona"; "Dobszay László"; "Sándor Judit". In Gádor Ágnes – Szirányi Gábor (ed.): Nagy tanárok, híres tanítványok. 125 éves a Zeneakadémia. Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, 2000.

„Magyarország zenetörténete" ["Music History of Hungary"] for the book series Tények Magyarországról [Facts About Hungary] published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, primarily for foreign diplomatic bodies 2001.

Chapter "A magyar zene története" [“The History of Hungarian Music”] and sheet music anthology – In: Magyar örökség (ed. Fromann, Richárd) Mérővessző, 2002.

"Georg Lickl pécsi offertóriumai" ["Georg Lickl’s Offertories of Pécs"] In: Socia exsultatione (lectures for the scientific conference on the a 100th anniversary of Benjamin Rajeczky’s birth) MTA- LFZE EI, Budapest, 2003.

Magyarországi zeneszerzők offertóriumai a 18. század második, és a 19. század első felében. [Offertories by composers in Hungary in the second half of the 18th, and the first half of the 19th century.] (DLA doctoral dissertation) 2003.

Magyar zenetörténet [History of Hungarian Music] – digital textbook (co-author), www.magyarzenetortenet.hu, 2004.

"A szövegkifejezés eszközei Gregor Joseph Werner egyházi műveiben" [“The tools of oral expression in Gregor Joseph Werner's ecclesiastical works”]. In: "Inter sollicitudines" (Scientific conference on the 100th anniversary of the motu proprio of Pope St. Pius X on church music) MTA TKI – LFZE EI – MET, Budapest, 2006.

Chapter "Magyar zene, magyar muzsikusok" [“Hungarian Music, Hungarian Musicians”] in a representative album in English about Hungary by Officina Publishing. 2006.

Editing, publishing:

"Inter sollicitudines" (Scientific conference on the 100th anniversary of the motu proprio of Pope St. Pius X on church music) (ed. Ágnes Dobszay) MTA TKI – LFZE EI – MET, Budapest, 2006.

Gregor Joseph Werner: Polifon himnuszok  [Poliphonic Hymns] – (publisher: Ágnes Dobszay) Egyházzenei Füzetek III/16., MTA- LFZE EI- MET, Budapest, 2005.

 

Essays accompanying records and CD’s:

Zenei ritkaságok Magyarországról 1740–1840. Tanulmány az Erdődy Kamarazenekar CD-ROMjához. [Musical rarities from Hungary 1740-1840. Essay for the CD-ROM of the Erdődy Chamber Orchestra] (on musical activities in Hungary and analysis of works by Werner, Kunath, Patzelt, Istvánffy, A. Zimmermann, Deppisch, Fr. A.Novotny, Bengráf, Druschetzky, Albrechtsberger, M. Haydn, Hummel, Lickl.) 1999.
Mozart: Divertimenti (1986, 1987)
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Scottish Symphony (1987)
Laudate pueri (setting of Psalm 112 to music) - Vivaldi, Buxtehude, Händel (1988)
Michael Haydn: St. Francis Mass, Requiem, Symphony (1989)
Gregor Joseph Werner: Debora, oratorio (1992)
Gregor Joseph Werner: Vespers, Litany (1996) Hungaroton
J. Chr. Bach: Vauxhall Songs (1998) Hungaroton
Works by Vincent Masek és Georg Druschetzky for harpsichord and wind ensemble. (2000) Hungaroton
Ecclesiastical works by Gregor Joseph Werner: Masses, Te Deum. (2004) Hungaroton

Radio:
In the series „A hét zeneműve" [“The Musical Piece of the Week”] of Magyar Rádió (ed. György Kroó):
On Schumann: Kinderszenen piano cycle (1991)

Memberships:
The Council of National Scientific Students' Associations, Arts Section (Vice-President), Music Division (President)
Hungarian Church Music Society (member)
Hungarian Musicology Society (member)

Prizes and awards:
1984: Bence Szabolcsi Scientific Award for Youth
2000: Commemorative Medal for Teacher Training

Contact: dobszagi[at]t-online.hu