Thern, Carl



Composer of popular Hungarian songs and piano-music; born at Iglo, Upper Hungary. In 1841 he became conductor of the National Theatre at Pesth, and from 1853 to 1854 he taught composition and piano at the Conservatory. He resigned to travel with his sons, Louis and Willi, celebrated concert pianists. He returned to Pesth in 1868, and later went to Vienna, where he died.