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Vieuxtemps, Henri (Joseph François)

Vieuxtemps, Henri (Joseph François) (b Verviers, 1820; d Mustapha-lez-Alger, Algeria, 1881). Belg. violinist and composer. Played conc. with orch. in Verviers at age of 6. Toured Ger. 1833. Revived interest (1834) in Beethoven's vn. conc. Visited Russia 1838, USA 1844. Court violinist and prof. of vn., St Petersburg 1846–52. Prof. of vn., Brussels Cons. 1871–3. Regarded as one of greatest violinists of his day. Wrote 7 vn. concs., vn. sonata, 3 str. qts., many vn. pieces, and cadenzas for Beethoven conc.

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Vieuxtemps, Henri

Henri Vieuxtemps (äNrē´ vyötäN´), 1820–81, Belgian violinist and composer. He toured Europe and the United States and taught in St. Petersburg (1846–51), where he was also court violinist, and at the Brussels Conservatory (1871–73). His six violin concertos are still in the standard repertory.

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