Balogh, Erno

views updated

Balogh, Ernő

Balogh, Ernő, Hungarian-American pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Budapest, April 4, 1897; d. Mitch-ellville, Md., June 2, 1989. He studied with Bartók (piano) and Kodály (theory) at the Budapest Academy of Music. In 1924 he emigrated to the U.S. and was active as a pianist and teacher. From 1947 to 1960 he was on the faculty of the Peabody Cons, of Music in Baltimore. He wrote some amiable instrumental pieces of brief dimensions, including Caprice antique and Arabesque, which were performed by Fritz Kreisler.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire