Violin History & Timeline
The Roots of Famous Violinists
Charles (-Auguste) de,
celebrated Belgian violinist, pedagogue, and composer, father of Charles-Wilfride
de Be- riot; b. Louvain, Feb. 20, 1802; d. Brussels, April 8,1870. A
precocious virtuoso, he played in Paris in 1821, and later toured — in
England. The famous singer Maria Malibran was often a joint artist at his
recitals; they became intimate in 1830, and were married in 1836, but she
died as a result of a riding mishap a few months after their marriage.
Bériot himself devel- - oped various ailments and had to retire from a
concert career because of a paralysis of his left arm. He taught violin at
the Brussels Cons. from 1843 to 1852. He wrote 10 violin concertos and 11
sets of variations for Violin, as well as numerous minor pieces of chamber
music. His violin methods, Premier guide des -violonistes and
Mëthode de violon (Paris, 1858), were popular pedagogical works.