Jenő Huszka

Hungarian composer Jenő Huszka was born in Szeged on 24 April 1875. He learnt to play the violin when he was very young, and in 1896 he played in the Paris-based Lamoureux Orchestra.

He studied composition at Budapest's Zeneakadémia and also studied law.  He then worked in the art department at the Ministry of Education.

Inspired by Hungarian folk music and Viennese waltzes, Huszka wrote a series of operettas, for which he is best known, including Bob herceg (Prince Bob).

He died in Budapest on 2 February 1960, aged eighty-four.

 

A selection of articles about Jenő Huszka

Portraits. Jenő Huszka - In defence of operetta and copyright, by Anett Fodor

 

 

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