Karoly Thern

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Birthday
13, 1817
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Apr 13, 1886 (68)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1817
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Apr 13, 1886 (68)

About

Prominent contributor among second-generation composers to the development of Hungarian art music.

Before Fame

He worked as a conductor during the 1840s at the National Theatre of Pest and from 1868 until 1873 at the Music Lovers' Association of Pest.

Trivia

He pioneered the use of tárogató in the incidental music he wrote for "Svatopluk," József Gaál's 1839 composition.

Family Life

He was the father of Willi and Louis Thern, who became a renowned duo piano team.

Associated With

He championed Franz Liszt's repertoire and contributed his melody "Fóti dal" to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1.