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Kehler, George



George Bela Kehler was a noted pianist, music professor, and music scholar. He was a native of Szodliget, Hungary. He earned his doctoral degrees from the Royal Hungarian Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He also earned a law degree from the University of Budapest. Kehler studied under such famous pianists as Erno Daniel, Zoltan Kodaly, Edwin Fischer, and Wilhelm Kempff. He performed with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, and presented yearly recitals at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, in addition to performing in many other cities throughout the world. From 1959 until his retirement in 1989, he was a professor of music at East Tennessee State University. Prior to coming to ETSU, he had taught at Bethany College, Illinois Wesleyan, and Kilgore College.

Dr. Kehler passed away in Johnson City, Tenn., on May 2, 2002 at the age of 82.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George Bela Kehler Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0574
Scope and Contents The George Bela Kehler Papers consist of the research files Dr. Kehler compiled over the course of many years in the writing of his two-volume study of piano composers, pianists, and piano concerts titled "The Piano in Concert" (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1982). This has become a standard music reference work. The files contain copies of newspaper clippings, concert programs, notes, and other miscellaneous printed ephemera documenting the lives and concert performances of pianists,...
Dates: 1794-1978

Sherrod Library Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0002

The collection is arranged into 8 series: Series 1, Correspondence, 1936-1977; Series 2, Book Collections and Funds, 1959-1971; Series 3, Library Reports and Studies, 1938-1970; Series 4, Status and Work of Librarians, 1969-1977; Series 5, Library Subject Files, 1941-1977; Series 6, Financial Records, 1912-1973; Series 7, Personnel Records, 1960-1970s; Series 8, Library Addition, 1964-1967.

Dates: 1912-1977; 1936-1977

Additional filters:

Academic librarians 1
Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
Concert programs. 1
Corporation records 1
County government -- Tennessee 1