Pom Pom, Mirr-Murr and Others

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2017/06/24 - 2017/07/15

Composer Zsolt Pethő died a year ago, on July 10, 2016. In addition to being a musical consultant, working for Pannonia Film Studio, he also composed music for a lot of cartoons and puppet movies. Pom Pom (Pom-pom), Mirr-Murr (Tom-cat Purr), Vízipók-csodapók (Water Spider --Miracle Spider), Misi Mókus (Mishi the Squirrel), Kíváncsi Fáncsi (Curious Fannie), Frakk (Tails) and many other classic cartoon characters will linger on in the memory of generations together with his tunes.

For the Night of Museums 2017, a chamber exhibition was compiled from selected documents of Zsolt Pethő’s bequest, which became part of the Music Collection of NSZL in Spring 2017. Being a great success, the exhibition will be open in the reading room and corridor of our Music Collection until July 15, and after the annual summer closure, between August 22 and September 30, 2017.

You can get an insight into the workshop secrets of composing motion picture soundtracks via interesting documents selected from the bequest, from an official invitation letter, through illustrated “storyboards” and sketches, right to the “finished compositions”. Visitors wishing to try their musical memory can play a quiz game, in which they have to identify matching pairs of the best known pieces of theme music composed by Zsolt Pethő and cartoon titles.

After its closure in September, the exhibition will be moved to Baja-based István Türr Museum, where it is scheduled to be open from Fall 2017.


Venue: National Széchényi Library, H-1014 Budapest, Wing “F” of Buda Royal Palace, Music Collection on Floor 6
Date: The exhibition will be open between June 24 and July 15, 2017, and after the annual summer closure, between August 22 and September 30, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.).

Visitors who are not registered readers of our Library can visit our temporary chamber exhibitions for a flat fee of HUF 400.

Theme music of Water Spider - Miracle Spider by Zsolt Pethő on our YouTube channel