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The rise and bizarre fall of a musical prodigy — Los Angeles Times [24 July 2011]

Jul 24th, 2011 | By | Category: News

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 […]



LA Times: A Spiritual Connection: Ervin Nyiregyházi, Louis ‘Moondog’ Hardin and, yes, Bobby Fischer

May 21st, 2009 | By | Category: News

“A biography has recently been published of yet another remarkable nut case: Moondog, a composer and performer who became a noted street person in New York in the 1950s and ’60s. I had already been thinking about the surprising similarities between Nyiregyházi and Moondog, who died, respectively, in 1987 and 1999, when the news came of [Bobby] Fischer’s death in Iceland



People Magazine: For Pianist Nyiregyhazi, Fame, Unjustly, Is Nine Wives and Ten Photographed Fingers

May 11th, 2009 | By | Category: News

March 13, 1978, Vol. 9, No. 10 For Pianist Nyiregyhazi, Fame, Unjustly, Is Nine Wives and Ten Photographed Fingers When I play, it’s as though I am Franz Liszt himself,” says Californian Ervin Nyiregyházi. Even critics accept the braggadocio. A century back, composer Liszt was himself a child-prodigy pianist, flamboyant maestro and herculean womanizer. His […]