- Maria Eckhardt
(b Pesterzsébet, Nov 26, 1920; d Budapest, July 6, 2002). Hungarian composer. He was a piano pupil of Lula Földessy-Hermann and from 1938 studied composition at the Higher Music School in Budapest with Farkas, and from 1939 at the Liszt Academy of Music with Kodály, Szatmári and Viski. During the period 1939–44 he earned his living as a statistician. In 1945 he became artistic leader of the youth organization at the academy, in 1947 secretary of the Bartók College and in 1950 music critic of the daily paper Népszava. He was a founder-member of the Association of Hungarian Musicians (1949) and in 1954 he was appointed artistic adviser to the National Philharmonic Concert Bureau and the Hungarian Recording Company. In 1957 he was made general editor of Editio Musica and in 1959 he was appointed to teach theory at the Liszt Academy of Music, subsequently teaching composition there....