French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Died On This Day in 1949 – Aged Just 30 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Ginette Neveu died on this day in 1949 – aged just 30

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French virtuoso Ginette Neveu died on this day in 1949 – aged just 30.

A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ginette achieved worldwide fame at age 15 when we won the Wieniawski International Violin Competition – outplacing 27 year old David Oistrakh.

She and her brother Jean-Paul died when their Air France flight crashed into a mountain in the Azores.

Legend has it that Ginette’s body was found still clutching her Stradivarius in her arms.

GINETTE NEVEU | RAVEL | TZIGANE 

 

GINETTE NEVEU | SIBELIUS | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | WALTER SUSSKIND & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA 

 

GINETTE NEVEU | GLUCK | MELODIE | 1938

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