Hungarian musicians who died due to Drowning

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István Kertész

István Kertész (August 28, 1929 Budapest-April 16, 1973 Kfar Saba) a.k.a. Istvan Kertesz or Kertész, István was a Hungarian conductor.

His albums include Smetana: Má Vlast / The Bartered Bride / Hakon Jarl / Dvořák: Czech Suite / Prague Waltzes, Symphonies 3 & 4, Serenade No. 1, The Symphonies Nos. 4-6, The Symphonies, The Symphonies, Requiem / Mass in D, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" / "Othello" Overture / "Carnival" Overture, Symphony No. 9 in E. minor "From the New World", Symphonic Poems / Concert Overtures / Symphonic Variations / Scherzo Capriccioso and .

Kertész was born into a Jewish family in Budapest and began playing piano and violin at a young age. He studied conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and quickly established himself as a talented conductor. He won first prize at the Besançon International Conducting Competition in 1954 and went on to conduct at the Budapest Opera and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1956, Kertész left Hungary and settled in Munich, where he conducted at the Bavarian State Opera and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. He also conducted at the Vienna Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra, where he became the principal conductor in 1965. He made several recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, including a cycle of Beethoven's symphonies and several works by Dvořák and Smetana.

Kertész's career was cut short when he died in a boating accident off the coast of Israel at the age of 43. He left behind a lasting legacy as a conductor who was known for his musicality, interpretative skill, and ability to bring out the best in orchestras.

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