Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy

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Born in Budapest in 1903, Ervin Nyiregyhazi (nyeer-edge-hah-zee) was composing at two, giving his first public recital at six, and performing all over Europe by eight. He was soon recognized as one of the most remarkable child prodigies in history and became the subject of a four-year study by a psychologist. By twenty-five, he had all but disappeared. Mismanaged, exploited, and insistent on an intensely Romantic style, his career foundered in adulthood and he was reduced to penury. In 1928, he settled in Los Angeles, ...

Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy 2008, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306817489

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Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy 2007, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786720880

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