Louis Kentner

(1905—1987) pianist

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(b Karvinna, Hungary (now Czechoslovakia), 1905; d London, 1987). Hung.-born pianist (Brit. cit. 1946). Recital début 1920, soon making int. reputation. Settled Eng. 1935. Salzburg Fest. début 1954. NY début 1956. Gave f. Hung. p. of Bartók's 2nd pf. conc., Budapest 1933, f.p. (with Ilona Kabos) of conc. for 2 pf. and perc., London 1942, and f.p. in Europe of 3rd pf. conc., London 1946. Noted player of Liszt. CBE 1978.

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