Voice a Cappella (SATB) - grade 2 For 4-part mixed chorus. By Gabor Darvas. By Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474). Arranged by Gabor Darvas. EMB. Classical. Book Only. 40 pages. Duration 30 min. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ5800. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50511087).
Symphonic Works Incidental Music Score. By Gabor Darvas. By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Gabor Darvas. Romantic. EMB Study Scores (pocket scores). Pocket score. 136 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ40075. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50510019).
Piano Suite for Piano, op. 61. By Gabor Darvas. By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Gabor Kovats. Romantic. Masters of the Romanticism. Classical. Book Only. Op.61. 40 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ13983. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50511443).
Trumpet and orchestra - intermediate to advanced Per Tromba ed Orchestra. Composed by Leopold Mozart (1719-1787). Edited by Gabor Darvas. Arranged by Wolfgang Birtel. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. La Tromba. Classical. Piano reduction with solo part, Trumpet in C or Bb. 36 pages. Schott Music #TR 24. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017785).
5 soloists, choir and orchestra (Study Score) Oratorio. Composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788). Edited by Gabor Darvas. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Eulenburg Taschenpartituren (Pocket Scores). Classical. Study score. 180 pages. Eulenburg Edition #ETP 1359. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49009569).
He moved to Budapest with his family in 1918. He studied at the Academy of Music between 1926 and 1932, first the basoon, then composition (with Zoltán Kodály). His orchestral works were performed at public concerts and in the radio in the 1930’s.
In 1939, Darvas left Hungary and spent the war years in South America. Initially, he was a close associate of Erich Kleiber’s, later he contributed articles to music journals.
He returned to Hungary in 1948. In 1949-1950 he was music producer in Hungarian Radio, in 1953-1960 he was music reader there. In 1955-1957, Darvas was editor-in-chief of Editio Musica Budapest, he was artistic director of Hungaroton, the Hungarian Record Company in 1957-1959 and in 1960-1972 he worked as music advisor to Artisjus, the Hungarian Copyright Office.
Beyond composing, Darvas was also active in exploring the musical treasures of European culture, he arranged a great many compositions and published numerous books.