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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