ON THIS DAY | Hungarian Violinist Tibor Varga Was Born in 1921

A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Varga is remembered as one of the most renowned violinists of the 20th century

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Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga was born on this day in 1921.

He is especially known for his interpretations of concerti by Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, and Arnold Schoenberg — works that were new to the repertoire at the time.

Later on in his career, Varga also began to see success as a conductor. He is credited with having co-founded the Hochschule für Musik Detmold and the Festival Orchestra Tibor Varga in Sion.

 

TIBOR VARGA | MOZART | RONDO | TIBOR VARGA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | 1958