Eugene Zádor

Composer. Born 5 November 1894. Died 4 April 1977
Eugene Zádor
Eugene Zádor

Eugene Zádor Biography (Wikipedia)

Jenő Zádor (5 November 1894, Bátaszék, Hungary – 4 April 1977, Hollywood, California), also known as Eugene Zador, was a Hungarian-American composer.

His parents Paula Biermann and József Zádor (orig. Zucker).

He studied at the Vienna Music Academy and in Leipzig with Max Reger. He taught from 1921 at the new New Vienna Conservatory and later at the Budapest Academy of Music. In 1939 he emigrated to the United States, where he soon found employment in the music department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (M-G-M). He composed (anonymously) music for a number of film scores, but regarded his movie work as merely supportive of his own creative activity. For this reason he preferred to work at home on the orchestration of other composers' music. The most notable collaboration was with his fellow Hungarian Miklós Rózsa, with whom he worked until 1961. He also wrote a number of operas in which the characterization and orchestration are worthy of note, and orchestral pieces in a style that owed something to Reger and Richard Strauss, including the popular Hungarian Caprice (1935) and concertos for such instruments as the cimbalom (1969) and accordion (1971).

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