MARCEL TYBERG (1893 - 1944)
Marcel Tyberg was born into a family of musicians, his mother an accomplished pianist, his father a renowned violinist. During his formative years in Vienna, a deep friendship developed between young Marcel and Rafael Kubelík, the latter destined to become a celebrated conductor. After the death of his father in 1927, Marcel moved with his mother to Abbazia, where he was active as a church organist, conductor and teacher. As a composer, Tyberg became fluent in diverse styles, and even wrote varieties of dance music for the local resorts, including rumbas, tangos and waltzes. On the serious side, he composed his second and third symphonies, two Masses, a second piano sonata and a collection of Lieder. Notable is the fact that Tyberg’s Symphony No. 2 was given its première in the early 1930s under Kubelík’s baton by the Czech Philharmonic.