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VIEUXTEMPS, Henri - Composers

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Composer: VIEUXTEMPS, Henri ((1820-1881))
His/her music:
Composed 7 Violin Concertos and One Movement of an 8th Violin Concerto. All are now available on CD except for the 8th! He also composed some charming variations on Yankee Doodle Dandy. (Submitted by Jay Silman <MUSC1800S
aol.com>)

His/her life:
Henry Vieuxtemps was born in 1820 in Verviers, not far from Liège, a district of Belgium that was fertile ground for violinists. He had his first lessons from his father, a weaver and amateur violin-maker and player, followed by study with Lecloux-Dejonc, a teacher who won praise from Eugène Ysaÿe, whose own younger brother, the pianist Thèophile Gautier, was born in Verviers. Vieuxtemps made his first public appearance as a violinist at the age of six, playing a concerto by Rode and the following year embarking on a concert tour of neighbouring cities with his teacher. In 1828 he was heard in Brussels by Charles de Bériot, who accepted him as a pupil. In the following years, now in absence of de Bériot, he continued to perfect his technique and broaden his musical tastes, assisted in the latter task by his teacher's sister-in-law, Pauline Garcia, later Pauline Viardot, then a pupil of Liszt. Concerts throughout Germany and Vienna won him an increasing reputation, leading Schumann, in Leipzig, to compare him
It was in 1836 that Vieuxtemps wrote his first violin concerto, the Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, published as Opus 19. He had some technical instruction in Vienna from Simon Sechter, the teacher with whom Schubert was planning to study at the time of his death in 1828, and further lessons in Paris with Anton Reicha. At the same time he had taken care to observe possible techniques of instrumentation by attending orchestral rehearsals with score in hand.
Vieuxtemps made his first visit to Russia in 1837, returning in the following years. It was in Russia that he wrote the Concerto No. 1 in E major, published as Opus 10, a work he introduced to Paris audiences in 1841, to the admiration of musicians and critics, including Wagner and Berlioz. In 1843 and 1844 he toured America and in the summer of the latter year, during a holiday in Cannstadt, near Stuttgart, he wrote his Concerto No. 3 in A major, Opus 25, a work later described by Ysaÿe as a great poem rather than a concerto, influenced, he went on to suggest, by Beethoven's Violin Concerto, a work that Vieuxtemps had revived in Vienna in 1834, seven years after its composer's death, and was to play again there eight years later, in 1842.
1844 also brought for Vieuxtemps marriage to Vienna-born pianist Josephine Eder. From 1846 to 1852 he was in St Petersburg as court violinist, soloist in the Imperial Theatres and teacher, writing there his Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Opus 31, a work described by Berlioz, as a symphony with a violin solo, and a number of other compositions. After leaving Russia, he spent two years in Brussels, before settling for a time in Dreieichenhain, neat Frankfurt. Vieuxtemps's Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Opus 37, was written in the years 1858 and 1859 at the request of his fellow countryman and colleague Hubert Lèonard, a professor of the Brussels Conservatory, for a competition there. To this day the Fifth concerto, expressive and poetic in its melodies, colorful in its virtuosity and orchestration, and original in form, continues to attract violinists seeking music for concerts.
In 1866 Vieuxtemps moved with his family to Paris, continuing all the time his international career. In 1871 he returned again to Brussels, now as professor of the violin the Conservatory. Here he devoted considerable time and energy to teaching, his work interrupted by a stroke that affected his bowing arm, making further virtuoso playing impossible. He was replaced by Wieniawski, but in 1877 resumed teaching and conducting once more. Illness led finally to his resignation in 1879, when he joined his daughter and son-in-law at Mustapha in Algeria. Here he continued to compose, completing his Concerto No. 6 in G Major, Opus 47, and soon thereafter Concerto No. 7 in A minor, Opus 49. He died in 1881 and was buried in his hometown of Verviers, Belgium.
(Contributuion by <bruce
scambler.com>.)

Poéme - Jochen Brusch, Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen

Poéme - Jochen Brusch, Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen
ID: CAN33013
CDs: 1
Type: CD

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Vieuxtemps - Wieniawski - Violin Concertos - Hannu Lintu - Corey Cerovsek

Vieuxtemps - Wieniawski - Violin Concertos - Hannu Lintu - Corey Cerovsek
ID: CLAVES502801
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

Following his exquisite recording of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano encased in a luxurious box (Claves CD 50-2610/12) and crowned with the prestigious “MIDEM Classical Award” at the beginning of 2008, Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek will release a new album this fall that is sure to set a new milestone: concertos by 19th century violin virtuosos Henri Vieuxtemps and Henryk Wieniawski. Accompanied by Hannu Lintu and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, his stunning performances on his magnificent “Milanollo” Stradivarius of Vieuxtemps’ Fifth Concerto and Wieniawski’s Second Concerto are matched by a recording of a work rarely heard: Wieniawski’s Fantaisie brillante on themes from Gound’s “Faust”. The in-depth liner notes were written by eminent French musicologist Jean-Michel Molkhou. This recording was made possible by the generous support of Pictet & Cie Private Bankers in Geneva, who also participated generously in the production of the Beethoven box.
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The Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra - Kalinin - Vol.1 - Russian Classical Music

The Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra - Kalinin - Vol.1 - Russian Classical Music
ID: CLAVES509623
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Orchestra

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Jascha Heifetz - "Violin Concertos"

Jascha Heifetz - "Violin Concertos"
ID: GI2043
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Historical Recordings

Original Recording: 1934-1940
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Jascha Heifetz (violin) Plays Wieniawski and Vieuxtemps

Jascha Heifetz (violin) Plays Wieniawski and Vieuxtemps
ID: IDIS6513
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Great Performers
Subcollection: Violin

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FROM THE HISTORY OF THE TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION. PHONODOCUMENTS

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION. PHONODOCUMENTS
ID: MELCD1002349
CDs: 10
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Orchestra

BOX set
Firma Melodiya presents a boxed set titled “International Tchaikovsky Competition. Phonographic Documents (1958-1986)”.
The first ever Soviet music tournament instantly became one of the world’s most prestigious competitions. The piano jury was chaired by Emil Gilels for many years, while David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich headed the violin and cello juries, respectively. Alexander Sveshnikov, an outstanding choirmaster and chancellor of the Moscow Conservatory, was a chairman of the vocal jury. For the fifty years of its existence, the Tchaikovsky Competition discovered numerous distinguished performers such as Van Cliburn, Vladimir Ashkenasi, Grigory Sokolov, Eliso Virsaladze, John Lill, Michail Pletnev, Viktor Tretiakov, Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, Elena Obraztsova, Maria Gulegina, Vladimir Atlantov, Yevgeny Nesterenko and Paata Burchuladze to name but a few. The set captures the brightest moments of eight Tchaikovsky Competitions in all categories. The recordings, including a number of never-before-released ones, were made immediately during the competition auditions
and at the prize-winners’ recitals. The release is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.
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L. KOGAN - Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Ravel

L. KOGAN - Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Ravel
ID: MKM203
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

14.00 eur Buy

Leonid Kogan plays Grieg, Albéniz, Debussy, Vieuxtemps, Bloch, Sarasate

Leonid Kogan plays Grieg, Albéniz, Debussy, Vieuxtemps, Bloch, Sarasate
ID: MKM309
CDs: 1
Type: CD

Recorded: 1947 (1-6,10,11); 1949 (12); 1952 (7); 1953 (8); 1978 (9)
13.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

J. Brahms - Sonata -Horn trio / Vieuxtemps - Ballade: Grumiaux - violin

J. Brahms - Sonata -Horn trio / Vieuxtemps - Ballade: Grumiaux - violin
ID: PTC5186155
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Subcollection: Violin

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
13.00 eur Buy

David Oistrakh, violin - Chopin, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Vieuxtemps, Reger, Leclair

David Oistrakh, violin - Chopin, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Vieuxtemps, Reger, Leclair
ID: SMCCD0024
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Great Performers
Subcollection: Violin

Live in Grand Hall of Moscow State Consrvatoire, October, 20, 1951
Vladimir Schreibman, piano (1-4; 7-13)
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