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

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Born in 1903, pianist Ervin Nyiregyhzi was the subject of the first book devoted to the scientific study of a single prodigy. By twenty-five he had all but disappeared. Mismanaged, exploited, and unfashionably romantic, his career floundered in adulthood. He drank heavily, married ten times, and was reduced to penury, sometimes living on the subway. He settled in Los Angeles where he performed sporadically, counting many of Holly-woods elite among his friends, including Gloria Swanson, a likely lover. Rediscovered in the 1970s, he enjoyed a sensational and controversial renaissance, before slipping back into obscurity.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceSheet Music Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 05/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780306817489  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kevin Bazzana is the author of Wondrous Strange, a biography of Glenn Gould, winner of the Toronto Book Award and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He lives in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.

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