Thursday, May 5, 2011

Egressy, Beni

Beni Egressy(1814-1851), Hungarian composer, librettist, translator and actor. He entered the stage in 1834 and in 1837 he became a member of the national theater in Prague. He was more notable for his acting rather than his compositions. He composed music for "The Szozat", a famous poem. This song later became the unofficial "second Hungarian national anthem" beside the Himnusz. He also wrote stage works.

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