one of my favorite violinists Jenő Hubay, so nice to find an interesting tale leading to this virtuoso violinist
When we arrived we went to our hotel, a well-designed modern building; every room has a picture window view over the river.
This photograph of the parliament building was taken through the window of our bedroom.
To one side of Reception was a bar, to the other a dining room.
But behind Reception, to the rear of the building, was something else entirely, an area normally kept locked. Through the doorway we could see beautifully carved woodwork and a flight of stairs. ‘What is this?’ we asked the receptionist. This, he told us, was a reconstruction of rooms where a famous composer had lived before the Nazis invaded. The house had been destroyed during the defence of Budapest against the Soviets when Germans and Hungarians had tried to hold off Russians and Romanians.
And who was the famous composer? He was Jenő Hubay, which disconcerted me a lot because I hadn’t…
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