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Born in Budapest, Hungary
Died in South Africa  (car crash)

Spouse (1)

Lilla Bauer (12 April 1946 - 24 September 1960) ( his death) ( 1 child)

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Became a British subject in 1935
Was killed in a car crash while on a lecture tour of South Africa.
Hungarian-born composer. Studied under Zoltan Kodaly at the Budapest Academy, but began his career abroad, initially as cellist, conductor and music journalist. He taught the first ever academic course in jazz at the Frankfurt Conservatoire from 1928 to 1933. After the Nazi takeover in Germany, Seiber moved to Britain where he remained for the rest of his life, active as composer, conductor and teacher. In the 1950's, he composed some film music, especially for cartoons and short subjects, best known among the former being Animal Farm (1954).

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