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Henri Vieuxtemps (Composer)

Born: 17th February 1820, Verviers, Belgium

Died: 6th June 1881, Algeria

Nationality: Belgian

Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps 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.

Further Reading: Vieuxtemps

 Interview, Ning Feng on Virtuosismo

The Chinese violinist shares his thoughts on balancing virtuosity and lyricism in two tremendously demanding concertos by Paganini and Vieuxtemps, out now on Channel Classics and one of Katherine's personal picks from the September releases.

All Works: Vieuxtemps

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