Miklós Rózsa

1907 - 1995

American

Summary


Miklós Rózsa (Hungarian: [ˈmikloːʃ ˈroːʒɒ]; 18 April 1907 – 27 July 1995) was a Hungarian-American composer trained in Germany (1925–1931), and active in France (1931–1935), the United Kingdom (1935–1940), and the United States (1940–1995), with extensive sojourns in Italy from 1953. Best known for his nearly one hundred film scores, he nevertheless maintained a steadfast allegiance to absolute concert music throughout what he called his "double life."




Rózsa achieved early success in Europe with his orchestral Theme, Variations, and Finale (Op. 13) of 1933 and became prominent in the film industry from such early scores as The Four Feathers (1939) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). 




The latter project brought him to America when production was transferred from wartime Britain, and Rózsa remained in the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1946. 




His notable Hollywood career earned him considerable fame, earning 17 Academy Award nominations including 3 wins for Spellbound (1945), A Double Life (1947), and Ben-Hur (1959), while his concert works were championed by such major artists as Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, and János Starker.




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Performances

4th March 2020

SOLOISTS
Tomás de la Rosa
PERFORMERS
UNT Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Charles Baldwin
LOCATION
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center / Denton, TX / United States

27th March 2020

SOLOISTS
Amarillo Master Chorale
PERFORMERS
Amarillo Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Lee Mills
LOCATION
Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts / Amarillo, TX / United States

28th March 2020

SOLOISTS
Amarillo Master Chorale
PERFORMERS
Amarillo Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Lee Mills
LOCATION
Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts / Amarillo, TX / United States

28th March 2020

PERFORMERS
The Hallé
CONDUCTOR
Stephen Bell
LOCATION
The Bridgewater Hall / Manchester / United Kingdom

2nd May 2020

PERFORMERS
Melrose Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Yoichi Udagawa
LOCATION
Memorial Hall, Melrose, MA

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