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Zoltán KODALY

Hungarian Zoltán KODALY

Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher

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Born: on December 16, 1882 in Kecskemet, Hungary
Died: on March 06, 1967 in Budapest, Hungary


Biography

Born in Kecskemét, Hungary, Kodály learned to play the violin as a child.

In 1905 he visited remote villages to collect songs, recording them on phonograph cylinders. In 1906 he wrote a thesis on Hungarian folk song, "Strophic Construction in Hungarian Folksong". At around this time Kodály met fellow composer and compatriot Béla Bartók, whom he took under his wing and introduced to some of the methods involved in folk song collecting. The two became lifelong friends and champions of each other's music.

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- Category Composer