Zoltán Kodály


Zoltán Kodály was born on 16 December 1882 and died on 6 March 1967 at the age of 84. He was a famous Hungarian philosopher, composer, and ethnomusicologist. His first wife Emma Gruber died in November 1958. He is best known as the creator of the Kodály Method. Kodaly is also a big fan of playing violin, which he started as a child.

Quick Facts

Full NameZoltán Kodály
Born16 December 1882
Place of BirthKecskemét, Kingdom of Hungary
Died6 March 1967
Place of DeathBudapest, Hungary
Age at Death84 years old
EducationFerenc Liszt Academy of Music
ProfessionsComposer, Ethnomusicologist, Music Pedagogue, Linguist, Philosopher
Known ForKodály Method of Music Education
Notable WorksPsalmus Hungaricus, Duo for violin and cello (Op. 7), various compositions integrating folk music traditions
SpousesEmma Gruber (first wife), Sarolta Péczely (second wife)
ChildrenNo known children
ParentsFrigyes Kodály (father), Paulina Moskovits (mother)
SiblingsOszkár Kodály (brother)
Notable AchievementsDevelopment of the Kodály Method, extensive contributions to Hungarian music and culture
LegacyStatues, commemorative plaques, ongoing influence on music education
Kodály Zoltán Picture

Zoltan Kodaly Compositions

CompositionYear Completed
Háry János Suite1926
Dances of Galánta1933
Psalmus Hungaricus1923
Peacock Variations1939
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 81915
Missa brevis1942
Te Deum1936
Symphony in C major1961
Concerto for Orchestra1939
Duo for Violin and Cello1914
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 41910
Dances of Marosszék1930
Variations on a Hungarian Folksong “The Peacock”1939
String Quartet No. 11908
Méditation sur un Motif de Claude Debussy1920
See the Conquering Hero Comes (from “Háry János”)
Budavári Te Deum1936
Summer Evening1929
Missa brevis in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War)1944
Nagyszalontai Kállai kettős (Duet from Kálló)
Cello Sonata, Op. 41910
Seven Pieces for Organ1929
Magyar rapszódia1922
Dances of Marosszék (Marosszéki táncok)1930
Bicinia Hungarica
See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes (from “Háry János”)
Túrót Írtam a Kősziklára (I Wrote on the Rock)
Symphony in E minor (Gong)1961
Cello Sonata, Op. 81915
Székely Lassú
Organ Prelude and Fugue in D minor
Peacock Variations (Famous Hungarian Folk Songs)1939
Székelyudvarhelyi Táncok (Dances of Székelyudvarhely)
Suite from Háry János
Triptych (Three Madrigals)
String Quartet No. 21916
Intermezzo for String Trio
Dances of Galánta1933
Háry János: Suite1926
Jézus és a kufárok (Jesus and the Traders)
Psalm 1501961
Cello Sonata in B minor, Op. 41910
Evening Song1929
Háry János Suite (Háry János-szvit)1927
Viola Sonata
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 (Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello)1915
Cello Sonata, Op. 8 (1915)
Háry János Suite (Háry János-szvit)1927
Triptych (Three Madrigals)
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 (Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello)1915
Háry János: Suite1926
Cello Sonata in B minor, Op. 41910
Dances of Galánta1933
Symphony in E minor (Gong)1961
Psalm 1501961
Symphony in E minor (Gong)1961
Psalm 1501961

FAQs about Zoltán Kodály Biography

Age of Zoltán Kodály?

He was born on December 16, 1882, and died on March 6, 1967. Then he passed away at the age of 84.

What is the Height of Zoltán Kodály?

Height information is not available.

What is the Profession of Zoltán Kodály?

Zoltán Kodály was a composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue.

What is the Education of Zoltán Kodály?

He studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music.

Who were the wives of Zoltán Kodály?

The name of his first wife was Emma Gruber, and his second wife was Sarolta Péczely.

Who were the parents of Zoltán Kodály?

His father was Frigyes Kodály, and his mother was Paulina Moskovits.

Did Zoltán Kodály have any siblings?

Yes, he had a brother named Oszkár Kodály.

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