Pál Kadosa

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Pál Kadosa (Hungarian: [ˈpaːl ˈkɒdoʃɒ]; 6 September 1903, Léva, Austria-Hungary (now Levice, Slovakia) – 30 April 1983, Budapest) was a pianist and Hungarian composer of the post-Bartók generation. His early style was influenced by Hungarian folklore while his later works were more toward Hindemith and expressively forceful idioms. He was born in Levice. He studied at the national Hungarian Royal Academy of Music under Zoltán Székely and Zoltán Kodály. He was head of the piano department of the Franz Liszt Academy for many years and his students have included such leading musicians as György Ligeti, György Kurtág, Iván Erőd, Ferenc Rados, Árpád Joó, András Schiff, Zoltán Kocsis, Dezső Ránki, Valéria Szervánszky, Ronald Cavaye, Jenő Jandó, Kenji Watanabe, István Kassai, Balázs Szokolay, etc.