HegedüS, Ferenc, Hungarian Violinist; b. Fünfkirchen, Feb. 26, 1881; d. London, Dec. 12, 1944. His precocious talent was carefully fostered by his father, a professional cellist (his mother was also a musician); he then studied at the Budapest Cons, with Hubay. His style of playing had the manner of the Hungarian school, but his performances of Beethoven and other classics were entirely traditional. He lived in Switzerland after 1930, then went to London.
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