Biography of Jenö Takács (1902-2005)

Portrait of composer Jenö Takacs
Photo provided by archive Jenö Takacs
Portrait of composer Jenö Takacs
Photo provided by archive Jenö Takacs
25.09.1902
Born in Siegendorf
1914
First piano lessons
1920
Studies in Vienna with Joseph Marx (composition), Paul Weingarten (piano), Hans Gál (counterpoint) and Guido Adler (theory)
1925
Continous letter exchange with Bela Bartok
1927
Marries Gertrude Christy and professorship for piano at Cairo conservatory
1932
Professorship for piano and composition in Manila (Philippines)
1934
Return to the engagement in Cairo
1937
Divorce
1939
Moves to his parents in Sopron (Hungary) to prevent abuse of his music by the national socialists
1940
Lectureship for piano in Szombathely
1942
Head of music school in Pecs, becoming a conservatory by his guidance
1943
Marries Eva Pasteiner
1948
Leaves communistic Hungary and ends after several movements in Steiermark (Austria)
1952
Professorship for piano and composition at College-Conservatory of University of Cincinnati (Ohio/USA)
1962
Decoration of Burgenland and honorary citizen of Siegendorf
1963
National award of Austria
1970
After emeritation he returns to Siegendorf, dedicating all his time to composing, several medals and awards
22.04.1976
World premiere of the Serenade nach Altgrazer Kontratänzen by the Niederösterreichisches Woodwind Quintett in Vienna
14.11.2005
Dies in Eisenstadt
2008
Foundation of Jenö Takács foundation

Sheet music for flute:

Serenade - nach Altgrazer Kontratänzen op. 83a (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Ouverture - Allegro moderato
  2. Serenade - Andantino
  3. Kontratanz - Allegretto grazioso
  4. Polka - Allegretto
  5. Menuett - Andantino
  6. Finale - Dudelsack - Cornemuse - Vivace
Unfortunately without score. We did not like this transcription so much.


Last edit 21.06.2020