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BÁTOR (BREISACH), SZIDOR:

Hungarian composer; born at Budapest Feb. 23, 1860. He passed through the realschule and polytechnic in his native city, and at the same time attended the National Conservatory and the Academy of Music. His teacher in composition was Robert Volkmann, who recognized the musical talent of his pupil and encouraged him to follow a musical career. Bátor has composed a number of operettas, which have been successfully performed at the Volkstheater in Budapest; as also accompaniments to a large number of Hungarian songs, pianoforte pieces, ballet music, etc. His works are: "A Milliomosnö," operetta, in collaboration with Béla Hegyi; "Uff Kiraly," operetta in three acts; "A Titkos Csök," operetta in three acts; "A Bor," ballet in three acts; songs to the folk-piece "Az Arendás Zsidó"; "Falun" and "Alkonyatkor"; ten Hungarian folksongs; a string quartet; a trio; a piano quartet; a sonata for cello; and a suite for a stringed orchestra. Among his more recent compositions the trio for harp, violin, and cello established his fame in Germany and secured a publisher for him there. In 1901 he published an overture performed at the philharmonic concert in Budapest.

Bibliography:
  • Pallas Lexicon;
  • Ságh Zenészeti Lexicon.
S. M. W.
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