Newsletter of the Hungarian Congress
The 51st Hungarian Congress
Main theme of the 2011 Congress: “Hungarians on the Cutting Edge”
Hungarians on the Cutting Edge
The Hungarian Association’s Board is pleased to announce the theme for the 2011 Hungarian Congress in November. It will be: “Hungarians on the Cutting Edge: The Global Good Reputation of Hungarians.” We are calling for presenters of papers or exhibits on famous Hungarian inventors, writers, painters, scientist, musicians and politicians. Please submit your ideas to our board for further consideration. Hungary has contributed significantly to the cultural, scientific and artistic achievements of the world. Likewise, many Hungarian athletes achieved fame and recognition. Countless prominent Hungarians achieved eminence in Hungary as well as abroad. We would like to commemorate them, one and all. It is now time to recognize and remember their contributions.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D–OH), Co– Chairmanof
the bipartisan Congressional Hungarian Caucus, with John Nádas.
CALL FOR PAPERS for the 51st HUNGARIAN CONGRESS
The Hungarian Association sponsors its annual Congress highlighting topics on Hun- garian culture, history, folklore, literature, language studies, fine arts, music, and other topics. Presentations are given primarily in Hungarian, but presentations in English are also welcome. The Program Committee extends an invitation to all who wish to participate and/or give a presentation on any of the above topics, and especially those related to this year’s theme of “Hungarians on the Cutting Edge: The Global Good Reputation of Hungarians.” Please submit proposals to the following: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or send the presentation title, abstract, and a short biography to Hungarian Association, P.O. Box 771066, Cleveland, OH 44107.
Deadline for submission of proposals: August 31, 2011
Proposals will be accepted at the discre- tion of the Hungarian Association’s Board and Program Committee. Notice of acceptance will be sent by or before September 30, 2011.
As a pianist, Liszt was highly virtuosic and wrote most of his works directly at the piano at several levels of technical difficulty. In his most popular and advanced works, he is the archetype of the romantic composer. Liszt pioneered the technique of thematic transformation, a developmental method which was related both back to variation technique and to the contemporary use of the leitmotif by Richard Wagner.
As a powerful transcriber of even the most unlikely and complicated orchestral works, he created arrange- ments which stood on their own mer- its; numerous other pianist- composers followed his example.
While his Hungarian nationalist works are widely recognized, his understanding of form, expression and use of virtuosity for musical effect are also very apparent. A prolific composer, the vast majority of his works re- main obscure, due only to the im- mense number of pieces he composed in his lifetime.