September 9 - October 15, 2005 - Passaic, NJ

American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ



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music concerts, folk and sacred songs, gulyás party...

Photos: László Kerkay

September 10, 2005

Dr. Miklós Érdy:

Ancient Hungarian History:
"The origins of the Hungarian Horse Burials"

Dr. Érdy has travelled to Asia on numerous occasions to research ancient Hungarian history. He is one of the foremost experts in this topic which was the subject of his many lectures and publications.

September 17, 2005

Professor Peter Pastor, Montclair State University:

Modern Hungarian History

Hungary, geographically located in Central Europe, has always been greatly effected by historical events which shaped Europe. The state, established by St. Stephen of Hungary in the year 1000 survived against the most difficult odds. Prof. Pastor offered a review of history of this small country and its people through 1000 years of history.

September 24, 2005

Prof. Susanna Lippóczy Rich:

Hungarian Literature in Translation

Prof. Lippóczy rich teaches at Kean College, NJ and she is a translator as well as an author-poet in her own right. She reviewed Hungarian literature and guided the audience through one of the most challenging tasks: translating from Hungarian to English. Hungarian language is especially suited for literature and its vocabulary is more extensive than English. The recent Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Imre Kertész highlighted the importance of literary works originating from Hungary

October 1, 2005

Prof. Michael Pisani, Vassar College, NY:

Hungarian Classical Music

Liszt, Erkel, Kodály, Dohnányi, Bartók, Rózsa, Ligeti are just some of the immediately recognizable names in classical music. They all have a similar streak; they are all Hungarian and have used folk music as an inspiration for their compositions. Prof. Pisani reviewed the work of these Hungarian composers and explored their impact on the international music scene.

October 8, 2005

Emese Kerkay:

The Miracle of Hungarian Embroidery

Ms. Kerkay is the Curator for the American Hungarian Museum, Passaic. She is a foremost expert in our area on Hungarian embroidery and a folk artist herself. She presented the intricate art of Hungarian embroidery, and offered extensive visual aids to orient the audience in the regional variant in the Hungarian speaking areas of Europe for this marvelous and rich art form.

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