ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Died 61 Years Ago

The Czech violin virtuoso passed away in 1960 from heart disease at age 59 — three months after his last concert

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Vasa Prihoda Death

A Paganini specialist and second-generation Sevcik pupil, Příhoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, clear articulation, and beauty of tone. 

After World War II, he struggled career-wise due to criticism of his decision to work in Germany under Nazi rule and was unable to return to his home country for a number of years.

 

VÁŠA PRÍHODA | PAGANINI | "NEL COR PIU NON MI SENTO" FOR SOLO VIOLIN | 1949