No categoriesThe rise and bizarre fall of a musical prodigy — Los Angeles Times [24 July 2011]
The rise and bizarre fall of a musical prodigy A Hungarian pianist was hailed as a boy, played for royalty and later took New York by storm. But moving to L.A. proved, in many ways, to be his undoing, and he lived for decades in flophouse rooms. By Anthony Mostrom, Special to the Los Angeles […][continue reading...]
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January 23, 2008: Short list for Charles Taylor prize for literary non-fiction announced. Kevin Bazzana, who won various literary awards for the biography of Glenn Gould he published in 2003, makes this year’s short list for Lost Genius: The Story of a Forgotten Musical Maverick (McClelland & Stewart). Bazzana writes about Ervin Nyiregyhazi, a Hungarian-born concert pianist and composer and a deeply disturbed musician of extraordinary talent.
New York Times review of Kevin Bazzana’s “Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy. “.