Tibor Varga ∙ Violin Recitals 1949-1960


Tibor Varga’s earliest violin lessons were from his father and Carl Flesch, and he made his debut at the age of 10 performing the Mendelssohn concerto. He was swiftly taken under the wing of the elderly Jeno Hubay at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he encountered Bartók. After World War II, Varga performed widely as a violin virtuoso. He moved to England in 1947; founded the Tibor Varga Chamber Orchestra in Detmold, Germany, in 1954; then moved to Switzerland, where he was based the rest of his life. His repertoire covered baroque, classical and romantic works, but he was also known for his performances of modern composers such as Berg Schoenberg and Stravinsky.

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TIBOR VARGA plays Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Händel, Schumann, Tartini/Kreisler

Händel: Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140

Tibor Varga · violin
Heinz Schröter · piano

Recorded · 22 September 1949 · Stuttgart · Studio I · Süddeutscher Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording

Schumann: Intermezzo from F. A. E. Sonata
Brahms: Scherzo in C minor from F. A. E. Sonata
Tartini/Kreisler: Variations on a Theme by Corelli

Tibor Varga · violin
Hubert Giesen · piano

Recorded · 16 February 1959 · Stuttgart-Untertürkheim · Krone · Süddeutscher Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 1 in D Major, Op 12, No 1
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108

Tibor Varga · violin
Bernhard Ebert · piano

Recorded · 18 March 1960 · Hamburg · Studio NDR · Norddeutscher Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 2027
UPC barcode: 791154054314
Recording date: 1949 – 1960
Release date: July 2016
Booklet: 8 Pages
Total timing: 76:38
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2016 Meloclassic

November 2016 ∙ MusicWeb International ∙ Tibor Varga plays Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Händel, Schumann, Tartini/Kreisler
Here the span runs from Handel and Tartini to Debussy and turns up trumps as everything here is new to his discography. He never set down studio inscriptions of any of the Brahms or Beethoven sonatas so these radio performances, given over the period of around a decade, will be immensely attractive to Varga collectors. The restoration has been excellently realised and there’s the usual fine booklet with good photographic reproductions. And with 78 minutes of music wholly new to the violinist’s catalogue of recordings, admirers of the Hungarian player would be remiss in overlooking this release.
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January 2017 ∙ MusicWeb International ∙ Tibor Varga plays Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Händel, Schumann, Tartini/Kreisler
All of these radio recordings, taped between 1949 and 1960, are here receiving their first CD release. None have commercial equivalents, and all are new to the violinist’s discography. These expertly transferred radio recordings fill a lacuna in the violinist’s discography and are warmly welcomed. The booklet notes supply the background adequately, with photos an added bonus. Lovers of inspired violin playing shouldn’t hesitate.
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