- Noël Goodwin
(b Budapest, 9 April 1906; d Gerzensee, nr Berne, 13 Nov 1988). American conductor and composer of Hungarian birth. The son of professional musicians (his father was a violinist in the Budapest PO), he entered the National Hungarian Royal Academy of Music at the age of 14. He studied there with Bartók, Kodály and Leo Weiner, and also read philosophy at Vienna University. After graduating at 18 he became a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera, where he made his conducting début the same year (...