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Bériot, Charles-Auguste de (1802 - 1870), violinist, composer

Boris Schwarz

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Leuven, 20 Feb 1802; d Brussels, 8 April 1870). Belgian violinist and composer. He studied with J.-F. Tiby, and later with André Robberechts. In 1821 he travelled to Paris and played for Viotti, who encouraged him with these words: ‘You have a fine style; endeavour to perfect it. Hear all men of talent – profit by all but imitate no one.’ Unable to obtain lessons from Viotti, who

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