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Music/Folklore paper by Brückner, Huba (all papers)
Lajos Bárdos Composer, Music Educator and Model for Generations
Bárdos was one of the outstanding artistic talents of the twentieth century. His unique, captivating personality left an impression on all who came in contact with him. He was a highly effective educator, conductor, composer, musicologist, music publisher and last but not least he was a great family man who raised eleven children.
Bárdos was drafted in the army near the end of World War I. Later he enrolled at the Budapest University of Technology but after a year of successful engineering studies he switched to the Franz Liszt Music Academy to study composition under Zoltán Kodály.
At a large camping jamboree in 1921 he started teaching Hungarian folk songs and composed his first piece for mixed voices, the ever-popular hauntingly beautiful “Szellő zúg távol”. He was responsible for music during the 4th International Scout Jamborre at Gödöllő in Hungary in 1933. In 1928 he was invited to teach at the Music Academy, where during almost 40 years he taught fourteen different courses, subjects for future music teachers and conductors of choirs. The “Singing Youth” movement which became well known and practiced worldwide – including Hungarian communities in the United States – was launched and managed by him.
The presentation will introduce him and his model-value life and activities with special focus on his intention to make Hungarian folk music better known and to develop happy communities of young people.
Brief Professional Bio:
Dr. Huba Brückner, born into an academic family in Budapest, in 1946, holds degrees in telecommunications and education from the Technical University of Budapest. His doctoral dissertation concerns the design and application of instruction with computers. From 1970 to 1986 he worked for SZÁMOK/SZÁMALK – a computer education center – providing training on computers for students and experts from forty countries. Dr. Brückner was responsible for the content and organization of these courses.
In 1974 Dr. Brückner spent six months in the United States under the United Nations Development Program and studied the use of technology in education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Florida and Stanford University as well as at the Mitre Corporation and the Control Data Corporation.
From 1975 to 1981 Dr. Brückner was the Director of Educational Television Programs at SZÁMALK. He has lectured at the Technical University of Budapest and at Eötvös Loránd University. Dr. Brückner served as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Office of the International Data Group and he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian version of PC World.
He became the first Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission (Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange) in January 1992. He served as Executive Director for 21 years and worked hard on developing the US-Hungarian Fulbright Program to one of the best in the world. The Fulbright Commission in Hungary had many initiatives which were implemented by other commissions worldwide.
Dr. Brückner is the author of ten books and many scholarly papers. His last book is on the life and achievements of composer, conductor, music educator and musicologist Lajos Bárdos. The hard covered book is color illustrated.
Dr. Brückner is married with six children. Among other civil activities he served as the president of the Hungarian Association of Large Families. firstname.lastname@example.org