Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61

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Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 – aged 61.

A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of the most celebrated violinist-composers 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

 

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