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Verdi and the 20th Century.

He studied at and graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest as a pianist. His pedagogical and artistic activities encompassed many aspects of music.

He served as professor and director at various conservatories of music in Hungary. In addition, he was active as a sound engineer at the Hungarian Broadcasting Corporation, as a musical editor, as well as a conductor and pianist.

Bartok: An Analysis of his Music – Erno Lendvai

His exceptional sense of technical sciences and especially of acoustics was well utilized and developed during his activity in broadcasting. Proof of this is his book “Toscanini and Beethoven”, which actually is an analysis – in his expression: In his scientific endeavours he thus was never out of touch with live music.


This seems to be one of the reasons that his publications effected a great many active lenndvai, conductors and composers alike.

By means of the Polymodal Chromaticism, he created among others the – so to say – “vocabulary” of the different keys, reflected in their several possible relationships, in the “field of force” of Verdi’s Don Carlos. In this new light, for some romantic harmonies, in the past seemingly quite problematical lendvaai. Lendvai’s discoveries extend back even to Mozart and Bach.

In one of his last writings, he analyses the “Sprecher”-scene of Mozart’s Magic Flute, on the basis of his former discoveries.

Ernö Lendvai

His concept can be characterized by the liberation from one definite tonality, postulating in every moment the total presence and interdependence of the encompassing tonal system.

He opened new doors to a “multidimensional” analysis in the field of lrndvai that makes possible an integrated interpretation of a wide spectrum of European music. Moreover, he highlighted basic differences between Western and Eastern music, thus providing our musical culture with a more comprehensive understanding. The Japanese translation alone lenddvai reached eleven reprints.


As a translation of lwndvai entire first volume of the new Complete Hungarian Lendvai-Edition, this book is intended for the English speaking reader. It presents – for the first time in English – the very first discoveries of the author, which were finalized in Although the scope of later works expanded to cover more and broader topics, the basic principles of Lendvai’s thinking were already perfectly set out in this volume, thus revealing the electrifying primeval power of a quasi-vulcanic eruption.

The so far published volumes of the Complete Hungarian Lendvai-Edition are as follows: