Tibor Varga Vol.1

8.99 €

Tibor Varga is one of the most underrated virtuosos of the 20th century. The important news is that the Bartók solo sonata is new to his discography. This is a very unusual and historically valuable set of early German radio performances between 1949 and 1951 by Varga. He was known for producing a happy blending of charm, elegance, virility, strength, fineness and his playing offers readings of intensive tone, subtle phrasing and noticeable vibrato. None of these radio performances have been published before.

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TIBOR VARGA plays Beethoven and Bartók

1-3. BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61 [44:31]
Recorded · 19 October 1949 · Frankfurt · Altes Funkhaus Eschersheimer Landstraße · Hessischer Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording
Tibor Varga · violin
Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
Winfrid Zillig · conductor

4. BEETHOVEN: Violin Romance No.2 in F Major, Op.50 [06:55]
Recorded · 30 January 1950 · Frankfurt · Altes Funkhaus Eschersheimer Landstraße · Hessischer Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording
Tibor Varga · violin
Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
Winfrid Zillig · conductor

5-8. BARTÓK: Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz.117 [21:52]
Recorded · 13 June 1951 · Frankfurt · Altes Funkhaus Eschersheimer Landstraße · Hessischer Rundfunk · Radio Studio Recording
Tibor Varga · solo violin

Additional Information

Article number: MC 2004
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050262
Total time: 73:18

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Laszlo Gombos collection
With special thanks to Laszlo Gombos
From the Original Masters · © 2014 Meloclassic