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Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály

The Composer

1882 – born on 16th December in Kecskemét (Hungary)

1900–1904 – studies at the Conservatory in Budapest – among others composition as a student of Hans Kössler and linguistics at the University of Budapest

1904 – trips to Bayreuth, Munich and Salzburg

1905 – beginning of folk music research together with Béla Bartók which causes him to become one of the greatest Hungarian composers

1906 – publication of the first collection of folks songs Twenty Hungarian Folks Songs

1906/07 – move to Paris and Berlin where his compositions are strongly influenced by Debussy

1907–1940 – Professor of theory and composition at the University of Music in Budapest

1908 – trips to ...


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