Réti, Rudolph

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Réti, Rudolph (b Užice, Serbia, 1885; d Montclair, NJ, 1957). Serbian-born musicologist, pianist, and composer. One of founders of ISCM, Salzburg, 1922. Settled in USA 1938. Wrote opera, orch. mus., and other pieces, but best known for books The Thematic Process in Music (NY, 1951) and Tonality, Atonality, Pantonality (NY, 1958). Gave f.p. of Schoenberg's 3 Piano Pieces, Op.11, in 1911.