Italian violin virtuoso and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti died on this day in 1824.
Viotti is remembered in history as the teacher of Pierre Rode, Pierre Baillot, Rodolphe Kreutzer – and Paganini’s mentor August Duranowski.
Viotti’s contributions to the string repertoire include 29 Violin Concertos.
ITZHAK PERLMAN | VIOTTI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.22 | 1ST MVT | LAWREN FOSTER & THE JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA
MAURO RANIERI | VIOTTI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.23 | ALDO SISILLO & ACCADEMIA DEI FILARMONICI