Franjo Kuhac

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Birthday
30, 1834
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1911 (76)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
30, 1834
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1911 (76)

About

Comparative musicologist who was an expert on Croatian folk music. He assembled and published more than 1,600 folk songs. He was also a piano teacher, choral conductor, and composer.

Before Fame

He went to Pest, Hungary, to study music after training to be a teacher. He also studied in Vienna, Leipzig, and Weimar. He was mentored by Franz Liszt while in Weimar.

Trivia

He once taught piano at the Croatian Musical Institute.

Family Life

He was born into a German family in Osijek, Croatia. He was living in Zagreb at the time of his death.

Associated With

His efforts for Croatian folk music were similar to the work done by Cecil Sharp in preserving folk music from Britain and Appalachia.

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