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The incomplete book A TÁROGATÓ a Magyar tárogató története (The History of the Hungarian Tárogató) has been published, which presents the history of the Hungarian instrument making companies. The life of Stowasser, Schunda, Mogyoróssy, Sternberg Pliverits, Péczi and contemporary companies, with the help of newspaper clippings and advertising material.


To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the invention of the tárogató, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the Stowasser Musical Instrument Factory in Budapest, district I, Lánchíd utca 5. Csaba Nagy, president of the Rákóczi Tárogató Association, gave a speech at the ceremony. Zoltán Erdő gave a concert on the harp.

The 25th National Meeting of Tarogato Players Szerencs

Our exhibition was visited by the President of the Hungarian Parliament Dr. László Kövér.



Out new modell 3D design is ready! We are can’t wait this new Stowasser modell!

Besh o droM is a Balkan music group.

Their music blends folk and contemporary instruments (including the cymbalom and the EWI, in styles ranging from punk-rock to world music.

They acknowledge particular influences from Transylvanian, Jewish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian and Greek musical traditions.

The band was formed in Budapest in August 1999, recently based in Budapest, Bristol and Jerusalem. Their Romany title in the Lovari dialect (Besh o droM means ’sit on the road’ literally), but its real meaning is ’follow your path, get on with it’. It is also wordplay in Hungarian meaning ’I am rolling…’ (a joint).They have made a special appearance in Miklós Jancsó’s movie Last Supper at the Arabian Gray Horse. They have also composed and performed the original soundtrack for the National Theatre of Szeged’s 2001/2002 season of A

Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born December 29, 1952) is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, tarogatoist, flautist, and drummer. He has earned a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine’s critics’ and readers’ polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.

In the mid 1980s Lovano began working in a quartet with John Scofield and in a trio with Bill Frisell and Paul Motian. In 1993, he played on the album Anything Went by guitarist Bill DeArango, a native of Cleveland. In the late 1990s, he formed the Saxophone Summit with Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker (later replaced by Ravi Coltrane). Streams of Expression (2006) was a tribute to both cool jazz and free jazz. Lovano and pianist Hank Jones released an album together in June 2007, entitled Kids. He played the tenor saxophone on the 2007 McCoy Tyner album Quartet.

Lovano has taught at the Berklee College of Music. He taught Jeff Coffin after Coffin was given a NEA Jazz Studies Grant in 1991.

Downbeat magazine gave its Jazz Album of the Year Award to Lovano for Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard.

Go to his webpage

We introduced our new Corpus Budapest model for the audience’s greatest pleasure.

The maple body accentuates the unique tarogato sound while the new internal bore improves the intonation. Less mechanics but still every sound is clearly playable. The beautiful lacquering emphasizes the wood’s pattern.

It is simply fabulous to play on my newly designed Golden Voice Stowasser J. Tarogato! I am so excited and proud to have taken part in its design and development! Stowasser J. tone, timbre, intervallic control and technical superiority – and pretty much everything else, compared to anything similar I have ever test tried – is a truly ground-breaking experience! Golden key-work is aesthetically an embellishing touch, but sure enough, the golden posts on Cocobolo wooden body contribute measurably to the sound-warmth and wide-open timbre tone properties.

Milan Milosevic

Doctor of Musical Arts, candidate at The University of British Columbia, Music Director, Vancouver College

The Tárogató Summit Day was organized in Vaja this year. Hundreds of guests and musicians arrived from the UK, USA, France, Romania and Canada.

Our guest of honor was Dr. László Kövér, president of Hungarian Parliament, who is a tarogato artist as well.

We moved to a new showroom.

Its address:

Corpus Music Shop Kft.

1061 Budapest Hegedű u. 1.

phone: +36 1 2 666 130