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Tibor Harsányi (Composer)

Born: 27th June 1898, Kanjiza, Serbia

Died: 19th September 1954, Paris, France

Nationality: Hungarian

Tibor Harsányi was a Hungarian-born composer and pianist.

He studied at the Budapest Conservatory under Zoltán Kodály. He toured as a pianist around Europe and the Pacific, then settled in the Netherlands in 1920, and worked there as a pianist, conductor and composer before relocating to Paris in 1923. He helped to found the Société Triton, which organised concerts of contemporary music, and established ties with other expatriates, becoming one of the so-called Groupe des Quatre, along with Bohuslav Martinů, Marcel Mihalovici and Conrad Beck.

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