Ketten, Henri


Pianist, composer and conductor; born at Baja, Hungary, and died at Paris. He studied at the Paris Conservatory under Marmontel, Halevy and Reber. He made several successful tours as a pianist and conductor, and finally returned to Paris. He was a prolific composer for the piano, and his pieces were much admired during his lifetime. They were not, however, of lasting value. Among them are Romance without words; Tranquillity; Melancholy; The Chase of the Butterflies; and a Persian march.