(b Budapest, 1899; d Budapest, 1986). Hung. composer, conductor, and scholar. His work as choral cond. raised Hung. standards to world-class. Toured abroad with choirs. Wrote major studies of Gregorian chant and of Liszt, Bartók, and Kodály. Comp. mainly choral works and made many folk-song arrs.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.