Jenő Huszka

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Jenő Huszka (a.k.a. German: Eugen Huszka; 24 April 1875, Szeged – 2 February, 1960, Budapest) was a Hungarian composer of operettas. He was born in Szeged and died in Budapest.

Life[edit]

At the age of 5, he had his first performance - nicely played violin. He studied composition at the Academy of Music (Zeneakadémia) in Budapest. As a young man (in 1896) he was a member of the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris. He also had to study law (this was the wish of his parents). After finishing his studies, he worked in the Ministry of Education in Budapest, in the department of art. His friend Ferenc Martos (1875–1938), a distinguished Hungarian librettist, worked in the same department and wrote all the librettos for his operettas.

The music of Jenő Huszka is considered fresh, sweet and romantic. It is inspired by Hungarian folk music and the waltzes of Vienna.

List of works[edit]

(all to libretti by Ferenc Martos unless otherwise indicated)

See also[edit]