ON THIS DAY | Composer & Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died in 1881

A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of the most celebrated violinist-composers of the 19th Century

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

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