41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Part IV. Veress Sándor (1907–1992) – Hungarian composer, folk music researcher, student of Kodály and Bartók. Born in Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Veress Sándor died in Switzerland. He emigrated from Hungary in 1949. Between 1925 and 1932 he studied under Kodály, then Bartók at the Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest. As long as he was in Hungary he maintained close contact with Kodály. Then for more than 40 years Hungary was cut off from contact with Veress and his work. Printed here is Veress’ salute to Kodály on his 80th birthday (first published in the emigrant’s publication "Új Látóhatár" December, 1962. Münich). By music historian Berlász Melinda.