At a time when a little light entertainment is especially welcome, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga shared just that with her fellow citizens by posting a video of her performing violin in a studio recording of world-famous Hungarian song “Gloomy Sunday” performed by Flora Tandi.
“Playing the violin means harmony for me. Both cheerful and bittersweet melodies help to achieve peace for my mind even in difficult moments,” Varga wrote in her Facebook post.
“Gloomy Sunday” by Rezső Seress is one of the few Hungarian hits that has become world-famous. It was featured on the repertoire of Billie Holiday, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, among others.
Watch the video and you will understand why western media has dubbed the 39-year-old mother of three and career politician “the charm cannon of Viktor Orbán”.
Varga, in an op-ed in Germany’s Die Welt, warned that the demonization of Hungary needs to end in response to an op-ed also published in Die Welt where a key German minister called for sanctions on Hungary.
Title image: Singer Flora Tandi (L) and Justice Minister Judit Varga (R) recording “Gloomy Sunday” by Rezső Seress. (source: Facebook)