László Weiner (9 April 1916 in Szombathely, Hungary – 25 July 1944 in Lukov) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor who perished in the Holocaust.

Weiner studied piano and conducting at the Budapest Music Academy and was a composition student of Zoltán Kodály from 1934 to 1940.[1] Weiner was married in 1942 to singer Vera Rózsa.

By February 1943, Weiner had been deported by the Nazis to the Lukov forced labor camp in Slovakia where he was later murdered. Kodály attempted to save Weiner and colleague Jenő Deutsch to no avail.[1]

Due to efforts of violist Pál Lukács, several László Weiner compositions were published by Editio Musica Budapest in the 1950s and 60s.

Selected works

Orchestral
  • Concerto for flute, viola, piano and string orchestra (1941?)
  • Overture (published 1995)
Chamber music
  • 1938: Stringtrio "Vonosharmas Szerenad" for violin, viola und violoncello
  • Duo for violin and viola (1939)
  • Sonata for viola and piano (1939?)
  • Two Movements for clarinet and piano
Vocal
  • Three Songs (published 1994)

Discography

  • Weiner: Chamber Music with Viola, Hungaroton HCD 32607
  • In Memoriam: Hungarian Composers, Victims of the Holocaust, Hungaroton HCD32597

References

  1. ^ a b Kory, Agnes (2009). "Remembering Seven Murdered Hungarian Jewish Composers". The OREL Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2009.