Joseph Szigeti

Born 5 September 1892. Died 19 February 1973
Joseph Szigeti
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1892-09-05
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Joseph Szigeti

Joseph Szigeti Biography (Wikipedia)

Joseph Szigeti (Hungarian: Szigeti József,; 5 September 1892 – 19 February 1973) was a Hungarian violinist.

Born into a musical family, he spent his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania. He quickly proved himself to be a child prodigy on the violin, and moved to Budapest with his father to study with the renowned pedagogue Jenő Hubay. After completing his studies with Hubay in his early teens, Szigeti began his international concert career. His performances at that time were primarily limited to salon-style recitals and the more overtly virtuosic repertoire; however, after making the acquaintance of pianist Ferruccio Busoni, he began to develop a much more thoughtful and intellectual approach to music that eventually earned him the nickname "The Scholarly Virtuoso".

Following a bout of tuberculosis that required a stay in a sanatorium in Switzerland, Szigeti settled in Geneva, where he became Professor of Violin at the local conservatory in 1917. It was in Geneva that he met his future wife, Wanda Ostrowska, and at roughly the same time he became friends with the composer Béla Bartók. Both relationships were to be lifelong.

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Joseph Szigeti Tracks

Joseph Szigeti
Violin Concerto No.1
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Violin Sonata in G minor
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Violin Concerto No.1
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Proms 1952: Prom 42
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-12T00:25:20
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1952

Proms 1952: Prom 42

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1946: Prom 31
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Royal Albert Hall
1946-08-31T00:25:20
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1946

Proms 1946: Prom 31

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1937: Prom 21
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Queen's Hall
1937-08-31T00:25:20
31
Aug
1937

Proms 1937: Prom 21

Queen's Hall
Proms 1936: Prom 42
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Queen's Hall
1936-09-25T00:25:20
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Sep
1936

Proms 1936: Prom 42

Queen's Hall
Proms 1936: Prom 40
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1936-09-23T00:25:20
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1936

Proms 1936: Prom 40

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