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July 24, 2011 | By Anthony Mostrom, Special to the Los Angeles Times
He was a forlorn-looking figure, dressed in a rumpled gray raincoat that was shiny with dirt, like a mechanic's apron. The woman sitting with him, at the Original Pantry restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, ate silently. The man appeared to be in his late 70s, his appearance hinting at homelessness, or something close to it. It was 1978, and as my brother and I stole glances at him while we ate our dinner, it was hard to believe that this man was once touted as one of the greatest living pianists — a man who drew comparisons to his famous countryman, composer and pianist Franz Liszt.
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July 24, 2011 | By Anthony Mostrom, Special to the Los Angeles Times
He was a forlorn-looking figure, dressed in a rumpled gray raincoat that was shiny with dirt, like a mechanic's apron. The woman sitting with him, at the Original Pantry restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, ate silently. The man appeared to be in his late 70s, his appearance hinting at homelessness, or something close to it. It was 1978, and as my brother and I stole glances at him while we ate our dinner, it was hard to believe that this man was once touted as one of the greatest living pianists — a man who drew comparisons to his famous countryman, composer and pianist Franz Liszt.
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April 17, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Ervin Nyiregyhazi, a child prodigy whose tempestuous private life and dedication to an out-of-favor Romantic school of music overshadowed the brilliant concert career that once lay before him, has died in obscurity in Los Angeles.
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January 27, 2008 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
DURING the 1970s, I often spent time in the music room of the L.A. Central Library. One other regular was an elegant, if seedy, older gentleman, always dressed in the same threadbare suit and tie and loath to remove his jacket, even in the summer. He was, I later learned, a famed Hungarian pianist who had fallen on hard times and lived in flophouses downtown.
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January 27, 2008 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
DURING the 1970s, I often spent time in the music room of the L.A. Central Library. One other regular was an elegant, if seedy, older gentleman, always dressed in the same threadbare suit and tie and loath to remove his jacket, even in the summer. He was, I later learned, a famed Hungarian pianist who had fallen on hard times and lived in flophouses downtown.
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January 31, 2008
Musician's life: A Critic's Notebook in Sunday's Arts & Music section said that the late pianist and composer Ervin Nyiregyhazi probably had an affair with the wife of conductor Artur Rodzinski. He did not. Also, a photo caption accompanying the article identified Nyiregyhazi as Romanian. He was Hungarian.
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April 17, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Ervin Nyiregyhazi, a child prodigy whose tempestuous private life and dedication to an out-of-favor Romantic school of music overshadowed the brilliant concert career that once lay before him, has died in obscurity in Los Angeles.
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