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Zoltán Kodály
(1882 - 1967)

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1882 Born 16 December, in Kecskemét, Hungary, his father a stationmaster and his mother a musician
1900 Enrols at the Budapest Academy of Music
1905 Embarks with the composer Béla Bartók on their first tour to research folk music
1907 Begins teaching at Budapest Academy of Music
1910 Marries the pianist and composer Emma Sándor
1919 Appointed deputy director at the Budapest Academy of Music
1923 Composes his Psalmus hungaricus for the 50th anniversary of the union of Pest, Buda and Óbuda
1942 Awarded Order of Merit by the Hungarian government
1944 Arrested by the Gestapo for resistance work, but released on account of his popularity
1946 First visit to the U.S. to conduct his own music
1967 Dies 6 March, in Budapest
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