Andor Foldes


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(b Budapest, 1913; d Herrliberg, 1992). Hung.-born Amer. pianist and composer. In 1922, aged 8, was soloist with Budapest PO in Mozart's B♭ major conc. (K450). Won Int. Liszt Prize, Budapest, 1933. Authoritative exponent of mus. of Bartók with whom he worked. Toured Eur. until 1939 when he settled in USA, becoming Amer. cit. 1948. Returned to live in Ger. and Switz. after 1950. Author of books on pf. technique. Some pf. comps.

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