Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 208 years ago

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Ferdinand David Death

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 208 years ago.

A student of Louis Spohr, he served as Concertmaster of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig – and held a prominent teaching position at the Leipzig Conservatorium. 

He is remembered in history for having given the premiere performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64.

 

VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY | 2015

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