Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820.
A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century.
His major contributions to the string repertoire include 7 violin concertos, 2 cello concertos, 3 string quartets, a viola sonata – and a variety of virtuosic show pieces.
VC ARTIST NIKITA BORISOGLEBSKY | VIEUXTEMPS | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.5 | CLEMES SCHULDT & MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DAVID NADIEN | VIEUXTEMPS | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.5 | 2ND MVT