Moyzes, Mikuláš, Slovak composer and teacher, father of Alexander Moyzes; b. Zvolenská, Slatina, Dec. 6, 1872; d. Prešov, April 2, 1944. He was a non-resident student at the Budapest Academy of Music, then a music teacher and organist in various Slovak towns. He settled in Prešov as a teacher (1908). Moyzes was a leading figure in the development of Slovak national music.
Siroty(Orphans; 1921); Lesná panna(Maid of the Woods; 1922); Čertova rieka(The Devil’s River; 1940). orch.: 2 suites (1931, 1935); Mala vrchovská symfónia (Little Highland Sym.; 1937); NaSe Slovensko(Our Slovakia), festival overture (1938). chamber: 4 string quartets (1926, 1929, 1932, 1943); Wind Sextet (1934); organ pieces. vocal:Missa solemnis for Chorus (1906); Mass for Chorus (1929); songs; folk song arrangements.
Z. Bokesová, SedemdesiatročnýM. M.(M. M. at 70; Bratislava, 1942).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire