Kodály, Zoltán

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Saturday, December 16, 1882 in Kecskemét, Hungary

Died: Monday, March 6, 1967 in Budapest, Hungary

Nation of Origin: Hungary

Major Works:
Opera: Háry János (1926)

Other Information:
Kodály and Bartok collected Hungarian folk songs. Compositions of both composers reflect the folk influence. He is also noted as a music educator who established a popular method for teaching music to young children.

General Bibliography:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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