Radnai, Miklós , Hungarian composer; b. Budapest, Jan. 1, 1892; d. there, Nov. 4, 1935. He studied violin, piano, and composition at the Budapest Academy of Music, then continued his composition studies with Motti in Munich (1911). In 1925 he was appointed director of the Budapest Opera. He wrote a textbook on harmony and contributed critical essays to publications. He composed a ballet, The Birthday of the Infanta, after Oscar Wilde (Budapest, April 26, 1918), Symphony of the Magyars for Chorus and Orch., a Violin Concerto, and some chamber music.
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