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Born Nov. 16, 1766, in Versailles; died Jan. 6, 1831, in Geneva. French violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher.
Kreutzer was a founder of the 19th-century French school of violin. He enjoyed world fame as a violinist. Beethoven valued his playing and dedicated the Violin Sonata Opus 47 to him (the Kreutzer Sonata). In 1795, Kreutzer became a professor at the Paris Conservatory; his pupils included the violinists C. Lafont and J. L. Massart. His collection Forty-two Etudes or Caprices for Violin is a classic work in pedagogic literature. He wrote violin studies (with P. Baillot and P. Rode, published in 1802) and composed violin concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music.
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Cutter, B. How to Study Kreutzer. London, 1907.
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