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Bálint (Valentin) Bakfark
|Bálint (Valentin)||Bakfark • Bachfarrt • Backvart • Bekwark|
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Sheet music for Balint Bakfark
Guitar — Book Only —
Serie B (fur Gitarre bearbeitet). Composed by Balint Bakfark. Edited by Homolya Benko. Arranged by Homolya Benko. Renaissance. EMB Musica per chitarra. Book Only. 112 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ7793. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50510239).
Piano — Part —
Composed by Balint Bakfark. Renaissance. EMB. Part. 12 pages. Duration 6'. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ7170. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50511937).
Desprez: Josquin & Antonello - L'abbraccio fra Nord e Mezzogiorno, Intavolature per liuto — Balint Bakfark
— CD — Classical
Composed by Balint Bakfark, Edward Paston, Josquin Desprez, Marco dall'Aquila, Melchiorre de Barberiis, Simon Gintzler, Francesco Da Milano, and Francesco Spinacino (1507-). Classical. CD. Naxos #CD2116. Published by Naxos (NX.CD2116).
Lute — Score Only — Contemporary Music
Composed by Balint Bakfark. Contemporary Music. Score Only. Edizioni Suvini Zerboni #ESZ 00698000. Published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (BT.ESZ-00698000).
Guitar — Book Only —
Serie B (fur Gitarre bearbeitet). Composed by Balint Bakfark. Edited by Homolya Benko. Arranged by Homolya Benko. Renaissance. EMB Musica per chitarra. Book Only. 108 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ7031. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50510233).
Lute — Book Only —
Miscellaneous Works - Series A (Lute with original tabulature). Composed by Balint Bakfark. Renaissance. EMB. Volume 3. Book Only. 88 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ12033. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50510228).
The Organ Music of Balint Karosi, Volume 2: Symphony No. 1 for Solo Organ on a Chorale by Bela Bartok — Balint Karosi
organ solo — —
Composed by Balint Karosi. Published by Wayne Leupold Editions (WY.WL600288).
— — Classical
By Anastasia Razvalyaeva, Andras Szalai, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Balint Karosi, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Charles Kiger, Miklos Kornyei, and Spectrum Symphony of New York. By Balint Karosi. Classical, Orchestral. Classical. Hungaroton #HCD32805. Published by Hungaroton (NX.HCD32805).
— — Contemporary Classical
Composed by Marcel Balint. Contemporary Classical. 7 pages. Published by Marcel Balint (S0.236411).
guitar — —
3 Ricercari. Composed by Valentin Bakfark (1507-1576). Edited by Barna Kovats. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Gitarren-Archiv (Guitar Archive). 16 pages. Schott Music #GA 98. Published by Schott Music (HL.49011013).
Valentin Bakfark was a Hungarian lute player and composer. He grew up as an orphan, raised by the Greff family. He stayed in Buda at the court of John Zápolya, where he was educated, until 1540.
He traveled to Paris in the 1540’s. When he found that there the position of lutenist to the king was already filled, he left for Poland in 1549. There he was employed as a court lutenist by Polish king Sigismund Augustus II. From then until 1566 he traveled extensively around Europe, with his renown increasing, but remained faithful to his employer in spite of numerous efforts by other monarchs to win him away; the riches bestowed on him by Sigismund may have affected his decision to remain attached to the court in Vilnius (Wilno).
For some reason he had to flee Poland. Army troops ransacked his house. All his possession were destroyed. After this he lived in Vienna, and later returned to Transylvania, but not for long: in 1571 he moved to Padua, Italy, where he remained until he died during the plague of 1576.
As was common practice at the time, all the possessions of plague victims were destroyed by fire. That is why all of his music manuscripts were lost.