Villiam Figus-Bystry

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Birthday
28, 1875
Birthplace
Slovakia
Death Date
May 11, 1937 (62)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1875
Birthplace
Slovakia
Death Date
May 11, 1937 (62)

About

Composer and teacher who authored "Detvan," the first Slovak national opera. He was a collector of folk songs and published numerous compendiums of his folk adaptations.

Before Fame

He taught in many schools in Slovakia, including in Pilis, Ostrá Lúka, Zvolenská Slatina, and Padina.

Trivia

He was a founding member of the Association of the Slovak Artists and chairman.

Family Life

He lived his entire life in Banská Bystrica.

Associated With

He attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where he studied with Zoltán Kodály.