Friday, April 17, 2009

Jean-Baptiste Accolay

Jean-Baptiste Accolay was a Belgian violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer born on April 17, 1845 (Brahms was 12 years old.) His best known composition is a student concerto in a minor written in a single movement (1868). I could not locate a photo of Maestro Accolay anywhere but there are several videos of various students playing this concerto on YouTube. Accolay died in August of 1910, at age 65. (By the way, the title of the painting at the left is Jazz Violin.)

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