Hammerschlag, János, organist, conductor, writer on music, and composer; b. Prague, Dec. 10, 1885; d. Budapest, May 21, 1954. He studied composition with Kodály and organ at the Budapest Academy of Music. He taught at the Budapest Cons, from 1919, where he also conducted choral concert. In 1920 he founded a chamber music group for the performance of early music. It developed into the Motet and Madrigal Soc. in 1923. He publ, a book on Bach (Budapest, 1926).
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