Paul Viardot (20 July 1857 – 1 December 1941) was a French violinist and composer who appeared with great success in Paris and London.
Professeur : Hubert Léonard, Liège
Saint-Saëns, Prélude au “Déluge”, 1902, Mat. 618G, G&T 37923 (Pearl The Recorded Violin I)
Wieniawski, Obertass Mazurka In G, Op.19 No.1, 1900, 3681/Berliner 37902 (Testament, The Great Violinists)
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Viardot was born in Courtavenel, son of the distinguished singer and composer Pauline Viardot. The Belgian violinist Charles de Bériot, second husband of Paul’s aunt, Maria Malibran, remained close to the Viardots and took an interest in the boy, though Paul actually studied with Bériot’s successor at the Brussels Conservatoire, Hubert Léonard (also related by marriage to the Garcia clan). Though Carl Flesch dismissed Paul Viardot as a salon player, he was clearly more than that, as he toured widely. He was a close friend to Gabriel Fauré, who was briefly engaged to his sister Marianne, and dedicated his first violin sonata to him.
Les enregistrements de Viardot sont rares, en partie car ils ont été mal réalisés. Mais ils sont deViardot’s recordings are rare, and some were poorly engineered. But they are examples of the Franco-Belgian school of violin playing in its rather tight phase, before the loosening and relaxing influence of Eugène Ysaÿe.
(source wikipedia english, mais en réalité la notice biographique in The Recorded violin, Pearl)
Viardot’s compositions include two sonatas, several concert solos and smaller violin works as well as important contributions to the literature of music.
Manuel García (1775–1832), singer, composer, impresario; married Joaquina Sitches (1780–1864)
Manuel García Junior (1805–1906), singer, composer, singing teacher; married Cécile Maria “Eugénie” Mayer (1814–1880)
Manuel García (1836–1885)
Gustave García (1837–1925), baritone and singing teacher; married Emily Matilda Ann Martorell (1835–?)
Alberto García (1875–1946), baritone
Eugenie Harouel (1840–1924)
Marie Crèpet (1842–1867)
Maria Malibran (1808–1836), singer; married Francois Eugene Malibran (1781–1836) (no children); married Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802–1870), composer, violinist
Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot (1833–1914), pianist, composer, professor at the École Niedermeyer
Pauline Viardot (1821–1910), singer, composer; married Louis Viardot (1800–1883)
Louise Héritte-Viardot (1841–1918), composer, pianist, singer
Paul Viardot (1857–1941)
Marianne Viardot (1854–1919), painter, briefly engaged to Gabriel Fauré; married Alphonse Duvernoy
Claudie Viardot (1852–1914); married Georges Chamerot; had issue