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Title
Violin concertos
Composer
Henri Vieuxtemps 1820-1881
Conductor
Patrick Davin 1962-2020
Performer
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
Publisher
Fuga Libera, 2010
3 cd's + boekje
Recording date
2010
Playing time
03:09:16
EAN
5400439005754
CDR
BBX2610

About Henri Vieuxtemps

Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps (French: [ɑ̃ʁi fʁɑ̃swa ʒɔzɛf vjøtɑ̃] 17 February 1820 – 6 June 1881) was a Belgian composer and violinist. He occupies an important place in the history of the violin as a prominent exponent of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. He is also known for playing what is now known as the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, a violin of superior workmanship.

Biography

Vieuxtemps was born in Verviers, Belgium (then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands), son of a weaver and amateur violinist and violin-maker. He received his first violin instruction from his father and a local teacher and gave his first public performance at the age of six, playing a concerto by Pierre Rode. Soon he was giving concerts in various surrounding cities, including Liège a…Read more on Wikipedia