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Arthur Grumiaux

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From the Franco-Belgian college, Arthur Grumiaux is known as to have already been mostly of the truly great violin virtuosi from the twentieth century. In his fairly short existence his achievements had been superb. He taken to shows guaranteed specialized command, faithfulness towards the composer’s intention, and level of sensitivity toward the complex delineations of musical framework. His popularity was constructed upon remarkable violin concerto shows and chamber-music looks with his personal Grumiaux Trio. Grumiaux was created in Villers-Perwin, Belgium, in 1921, to some working-class family members, and it had been his grandfather who urged him to begin with music research at age 4. He qualified on violin and piano using the Fernand Quintet in the Charleroi Conservatory, where he required first reward at age 11. The next 12 months he advanced his tests by dealing with Alfred Dubois in the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, and in addition done counterpoint and fugue with Jean Absil. He received his 1st few major honours prior to achieving the age group of 20; he required the Henri Vieuxtemps and François Prume awards in 1939, and received the Prix de Virtuosité through the Belgian federal government in 1940. During this time period he also researched structure privately in Paris using the well-known Romanian violinist Georges Enesco, Menuhin’s instructor. His debuts had been manufactured in Belgium using the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mendelssohn’s concerto, and in Britain using the BBC Symphonic Orchestra in 1945. Because of the German invasion of his homeland, there been around a short while gap between both of these important events. Throughout that period he performed privately with many little ensembles, while refraining from open public performance of any sort. Irrespective of this slight hold off within the initiation of his worldwide career, once began, it quickly created. Following his United kingdom debut, he advanced into Belgium academia when he was appointed teacher of violin on the Royal Conservatory, where he previously once researched. There, he emphasized the significance of phrasing, the grade of sound, as well as the high specialized specifications of artistry. Grumiaux’s playing continues to be included on over 30 recordings, almost all under Philips, although his name can be seen on labels of EMI, Belart and Music & Arts. The game titles on these produces tend to end up being the compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert, and sometimes include functions by Ravel and Debussy. One of is own biggest joys in lifestyle was his relationship using the pianist Clara Haskil. Sometimes, both would switch musical instruments to get a different perspective and romantic relationship. Grumiaux was still left with a specialist and personal lack when she passed away from a fall in a train station, on the way to some concert with him. Furthermore to his single work, he offers documented Mozart quintets using the Grumiaux Outfit, and various choices using the Grumiaux Trio, made up of the Hungarian husband-wife duo Georges Janzer (violin) and Eva Czako (cello). His effective performance profession led as much as royal recognition, as with 1973, he was knighted baron by Ruler Baudouin, for his solutions to music, therefore, sharing the name with Paganini. Despite challenging with diabetes, he continuing a rigorous routine of documenting and concert shows, primarily in American Europe, until an abrupt heart stroke in Brussels got his lifestyle in 1986. At age 65, Grumiaux left out the storage of his elegant and solid musicianship.

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Date Of Birth March 21, 1921
Died October 16, 1986, Brussels, Belgium
Profession Pianist, Violinist
Nationality Belgian
Music Songs Gypsy Melodies, Op.55, No.4 - Songs My Mother Taught Me, Liebesleid, Valse Triste, Minuet in G major, WoO 10 no. 2, Dance of the Blessed Spirits from "Orfeo ed Euridice", Schwanengesang, D. 957: Ständchen, Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50, Liebesfreud, Tzigane, Valse sentimentale, Op.51, No.6, Gounod: Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846, Andasntino, Estrellita, Mozart: String Quintet in B Flat Major, K.174 - 2. Adagio, Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven, Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, D.574 "Duo" - 1. Allegro moderato, Meditation de Thais, Rêverie et Caprice, op. 8, Humoresque in G flat major, Mozart: String Quintet in B Flat Major, K.174 - 4. Allegro, Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6, Schön Rosmarin, Andantino in the Style of Padre Martini, Violin Concerto No.1 in B Flat Major, K. 207: I. Allegro moderato, Kodály: Adagio for Violin and Piano, Spanish Dance op. 37 no. 5 "Andaluza", arr. Fritz Kreisler, Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in G, K.301 - 2. Allegro, Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 2. Aria I, Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 3. Aria II, Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 1. Toccata, Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in B flat, K.378 - 1. Allegro moderato, Beethoven: Violin Romance No.2 in F, Op.50
Albums Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, The Violin Sonatas, Baroque Violin Sonatas, Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos, The Boston Recordings, Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Arthur Grumiaux), Violin Sonatas, Mozart: The String Quintets, 12 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Bach: Violin Concertos, Violin Concerto K. 211 / Sinfonia Concertante K. 364, Arthur Grumiaux - Philips Recordings 1955-1977, Beethoven, Vol. 08 - 10 Violin & Piano Sonatas 1, Bach: Concerto in E Major BWV 1042 (Live Recording, Lausanne 1975), Schubert: Violinsonatinen, Op. 137 & Violinsonate, Op. 162 (Mono Version), Bach, J.S.: Complete Violin Sonatas, Schubert: Sonatina in D; Duo in A etc., Debussy & Lekeu: Sonates pour violon et piano (Mono Version), Fauré: Violin Sonata in E minor / Franck: Violin Sonata in A etc., Violin Concertos, Arthur Grumiaux / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks play: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violinkonzert Nr. 5, Mendelssohn & Stravinsky: Violin Concertos, Lalo: Symphonie espagnole / Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no. 3 / Introduction et Rondo capriccioso / Havanaise, Pablo Casals Conducts Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 In A Major, KV 219 / Ludwig Van Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61, Piano Trio, opp. 49 & 66, Arthur Grumiaux / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande jouer: Johannes Brahms: Concerto pour Violon et Orchestre, Violin Masterpieces: Arthur Grumiaux Plays Paganini & Mozart, Bach: Concertos pour violon, BWV 1041 & BWV 1042 (Mono Version), Mendelssohn: Concerto pour violon, Op. 64 (Mono Version), Mozart: Sonates pour violon et piano, K. 454 & 526 (Mono Version), W.A. Mozart: Die späten Violinsonaten (Eloquence), Beethoven & Mozart: Sonatas, Arensky: Trio, Op. 32 - Smetana: Trio, Op. 15, Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin: Arthur Grumiaux, Mozart: Sonate No. 40 en si bémol majeur pour violon et piano, K. 454, Arthur Grumiaux / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks play: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violinkonzert Nr. 4, Saint-Saëns: Concerto pour violon No. 3 - Paganini: Concerto pour violon No. 4 (Mono Version), Arthur Grumiaux Interpreta Mozart - 6 Conciertos para Violín, Milestones of a Legend - Arthur Grumiaux, Vol. 9, Violin Recital: Grumiaux, Arthur - Tartini, G. / Corelli, A. / Vitali, T. / Veracini, F.M. (1957), Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas For Violin and Piano 8 - 9 - 10, Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano Nos. 6 & 9 (Mono Version), Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasia, Mozart: Sonate No. 42 en la majeur pour violon et piano, K. 526, Music for Dreaming, Milestones of a Legend - Arthur Grumiaux, Vol. 1, Milestones of a Legend - Arthur Grumiaux, Vol. 4, Arthur Grumiaux / William Primrose / Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Otto Ackermann play: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Konzertante Sinfonie für Violine und Viola, KV 320d (KV 364), Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5, 4 & 1 (Mono Version)

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