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[French vyœ-tahn] /French vyœˈtɑ̃/
Henri François Joseph
[French ahn-ree frahn-swa zhaw-zef] /French ɑ̃ˈri frɑ̃ˈswa ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA),
1820–81, Belgian violinist and composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And before all the violin was made to charm, to move, and Vieuxtemps knew it.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • "Vieuxtemps' Fantasie," he says, and the music-sheets are fluttered and turned.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • He remained in Brussels until 1877, when, Vieuxtemps becoming convalescent, Wieniawski set forth once more on his travels.

  • Vieuxtemps came to Weimar and played both in private and in public.

  • Henri Petri, a Vieuxtemps pupil who went to Joachim, played just as well when he came to him as when he left him.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • In the hospitable house of this agreeable family I had heard the composer Vieuxtemps play the violin when I was nine years old.

  • In a well-contrasted style was the only other piece in more than one movement that he played, namely, Vieuxtemps' second Concerto.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • I am satisfied that there are as great masters of this nerve-playing as Vieuxtemps or Thalberg in their lines of performance.

    The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • When Vieuxtemps left America, in 1858, Poznanski's son went with him to finish his studies under his direction.

  • It was the intricate but altogether tuneful Ballade and Polonaise by Vieuxtemps.

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