Hungarian Romantic composer Ferenc Erkel was also a leading nationalist in 19th century Hungary. His Bank Ban receives credit as the first Hungarian opera and László Hunyadi is considered his masterpiece. He also wrote the national anthem in 1844.
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Composer Ferenc Erkel
Brief biography and detailed JPG of an oil painting from the Fine Arts in Hungary searchable image collection and database.
Erkel, Ferenc (1810 - 1893)
Brief biography with recommended recordings of opera transcriptions and piano chamber music from Naxos.
Erkel, Ferenc (1810 - 1893), Hungary
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Filmography noting the use of his works in various movies, including a production of his opera Bánk Bán, the story of his life, and a Hungarian Communist propaganda film. From the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Grave of Ferenc Erkel
Find a Grave photographs of the burial place of the composer in Budapest. Link to the cemetery shows other notables sharing his resting place.
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