Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Born On This Day in 1908 – 111 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago

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Stephane Grappelli Birthday

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago.

Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is remembered for his lively, elegant, improvisatory style and extraordinary public longevity.

Yehudi Menuhin once described him as ‘like one of those jugglers who send 10 plates into the air and recovers them all”.

When asked on his 85th birthday if he was considering retirement, Mr Grappelli replied: “Retirement! There isn’t a word that is more painful to my ears … music keeps me going … it has given me everything … it’s my fountain of youth.”

 

STEPHANE GRAPPELLI | HOW HIGH THE MOON

 

Vintage Grappelli |2CDS|

Stephane Grappelli, Violin

Release Date: August 14, 2001

Concord Records

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