Szendy, Árpád, Hungarian pianist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Szarvas, Aug. 11, 1863; d. Budapest, Sept. 10, 1922. He studied in Budapest at the Cons, and the Academy of Music, then became a student of Liszt (1881). In 1890 he was appointed to the faculty of the Academy of Music, where he was prof, of the piano master classes from 1911; enjoyed great esteem in Hungary as a piano teacher. He publ. numerous eds. of piano classics. His works include an opera, Maria (with Bela Szabados; Budapest, Feb. 28, 1905), a String Quartet, much piano music, and songs.
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