Composer Andre Gretry Died On This Day in 1813 [ON THIS DAY]

Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813 – 204 years ago

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Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813 – 204 years ago.

Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin repertoire – with his opera ‘Lucile’ the thematic inspiration for Henri Vieuxtemps‘ 5th Violin Concerto.

LEILA JOSEFOWICZ | VIEUXTEMPS | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.5 | 2ND MVT | DAVID ALAN MILLER & LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC | 1990 | 12 YEARS OLD

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