ON THIS DAY | Violinist Ginette Neveu Died On This Day in 1949 – Aged Just 30

She and her brother Jean-Paul died when their Air France flight crashed into a mountain in the Azores

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French violin virtuoso Ginette Neveu died on this day in 1949 – aged just 30.

A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ginette achieved worldwide fame at age 15 when we won the Wieniawski International Violin Competition, outplacing 27-year-old David Oistrakh.

Legend has it that Ginette's body was found still clutching her Stradivarius in her arms.

 

GINETTE NEVEU | CHAUSSON | POEME | CHARLES MUNCH & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA | 1946

 

Beethoven & Brahms Violin Concertos |2CDS|

Ginette Neveu

Roger Désormière, Conductor

Hans Rosbaud, Conductor

Release Date: October 14, 2016

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