Though there are certainly collectors of
Hungarian music, I know of no particular archive
here in the US that has an extensive or
specialized collection of recordings from your
country. I will post your question on ARSClist,
an Internet forum devoted to issues relating to archival matters.
I would also suggest that you contact the
International Association of Sound and
Audiovisual Archives at http://www.iasa-web.org/.
You are likely to get better results there.
At 07:22 AM 6/21/2012, you wrote:
>Dear Mr. Nauck,
>I am Ferenc János Szabó from Budapest, Hungary. I am a pianist and I
>study musicology at the Doctoral School of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of
>Music (PhD) and I am working at the Institute for Musicology of the
>Hungarian Academy of Sciences. My research area is the early Hungarian
>I got your e-mail address from Frans Jansen; he said that I should
>send my questions to you.
>I write my PhD dissertation about the early Hungarian operatic
>recordings (pre-1926 recordings), I try to compile the discographies
>of the singers of the Royal Hungarian Opera House. But I am also
>interested in all Hungarian 78rpm recordings. I am not a collector; I
>collect mainly the data of the recordings. Of course, it is necessary
>for my research to listen to the available recordings as well, but I
>have to know before, what is available, what I should search. I was
>looking for Hungarian discs in Hungary, early Hungarian discs can be
>found in some public collections (libraries and archives) and in
>greater number in private collections. Now I look for the contacts to
>the other countries as well, because I would like to know, where
>further Hungarian discs can be found. I am sure that many Hungarian
>discs are in the USA in public and private collections.
>I am looking not only for discs but also for further data to the early
>recording industry disc catalogues, recording ledgers etc. They are
>also very important sources for my work.
>I would be very grateful if you could send me information about
>Hungarian discs, or contacts to collectors (and collections) who could
>have Hungarian discs. If you have suggestions, where I should search
>further informations about Hungarian recordings, please write me!
>I would be very grateful if you could help me in my research!
>Ferenc János Szabó
>Garay u. 21. 2/22.
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