Kirâly, Ernö, Hungarian composer and ethnomusi-cologist; b. Subotica, Yugoslavia, March 16, 1919. He studied trumpet at the Subotica School of Music (1939). In 1953 he became Hungarian folk music ed. for Novi Sad Broadcasting, and in 1958 head of the folk music dept. at the Vojvodina Museum in Novi Sad. He publ. several books and articles on Hungarian folk music and instruments. As a composer, he was interested in folk music and experimented with new intonational and interpretive structures. Among his works are a children’s opera, A kis torkos (The Little Glutton; 1962), Vocalizzazioni for Chorus (1969), and Indications for 3 Performers and Tape (1973).
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