Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Died On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago

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Ferdinand David Death

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago.

A student of Louis Spohr, he served as Concertmaster of the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and held a prominent teaching position at the Leipziger Konservatorium.

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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