Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and celebrated pedagogue Eugène Ysaÿe was born on this day in 1858.
Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him as ‘the most outstanding and individual violinist I have ever heard in my life’.
Maestro Ysaÿe’s famed students include virtuosi Josef Gingold, Nathan Milstein, William Primrose, Louis Persinger, Jascha Brodsky and Oscar Shumsky.
MAXIM VENGEROV | EUGÈNE YSAŸE | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 ‘BALLADE’