Ferand, Ernest T(homas)
- Ramona H. Matthews
(b Budapest, March 5, 1887; d Basle, May 29, 1972). American musicologist and music educationist of Hungarian birth. After early study of the piano and violin, he took a diploma in composition at the National Hungarian Royal Academy of Music (1911). He remained in Budapest as a teacher at the Fodor Conservatory of Music (1912–19), studied with Jaques-Dalcroze at his school in Hellerau, near Dresden (1913–14), and attended the University of Budapest, studying music history, philosophy and psychology. Besides serving as a music critic for several German and Hungarian newspapers, he contributed articles to music periodicals, played in a symphony orchestra, and was a guest producer at the Royal Hungarian Opera. From 1920 he directed the Dalcroze school at Hellerau, teaching theory, ear training, rhythm and music history. In 1925 he moved with the school to Schloss Laxenburg, near Vienna. Being interested in modern dance, he served as conductor for the Hellerau-Laxenburg Dance Group and collaborated in the production of classical Greek dramas in several ancient theatres and temples in Italy. From ...