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Gelukkige verjaardag! Eugène Ysaÿe at 155

Posted by: David Plylar

On June 16, 1858, the great Belgian violinist, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe was born. A well-known icon to most violinists, he was a major transitional figure in the development of modern violin performance practice. In addition to his compositional work, Ysaÿe was also an advocate of transcription, and made interesting forays into that world. …