A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Hauser, Miska


HAUSER, Miska, a famous Hungarian violinist, born 1822 in Pressburg, received his musical education in Vienna, under Böhm and Mayseder. When only twelve years of age he made a tour through the world. In 1840 he travelled through Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Russia; he visited London in 1850, and California, South America, and Australia in 1853–8. In 1860 he was feted by King Victor Emanuel of Italy and the Sultan of Turkey. Of his compositions, his little 'Lieder ohne Worte' for the violin will no doubt survive him for many years. Hauser retired into private life some ten or twelve years ago, and died, practically forgotten, in Vienna on Dec. 9, 1887.

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