Bihari, János (John) (Nagyabony, 1784 - Pest, 1827) – Violin virtuoso, composer of Gypsy origin. At the early age of 17, Bihari was leading his five-member orchestra in Pest (Pest and Buda were officially merged only in 1873, to form the capital Budapest). Later in Vienna, Beethoven often listened to Bihari’s music, as did Franz Liszt in 1822. Bihari developed a style known as “verbunkos” (recruiting music). 84 compositions are attributed to him. Bihari was a renowned violinist, and he played in the court in Vienna during the entire Congress of Vienna in 1914. – B: 1197, 1153, 1031, T: 7656.→Verbunkos; Liszt, Ferenc; Csermák, Antal György; Lavotta, János; Erkel, Ferenc; Bartók, Béla; Figura.