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« Reply #320 on: February 19, 2019, 02:32:50 AM »
To make things even more complicated fun, allow me add some ingredients to this quizical brouhaha:

I’m a composer and a virtuoso. I traveled a lot: Russia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden , Norway, the Baltic states…Everywhere I was received with great consideration and I met at least one emperor and several kings in person. I performed for Berlioz, shared a podium with Franz Liszt, shook hands with Wagner and Meyerbeer, talked to Rossini. I even performed, in Leipzig,in a trio, with Felix Mendelssohn and Ferdinand David. Who am I?


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« Reply #321 on: February 19, 2019, 02:54:12 AM »
The one & only! Kassia or Kassiani (805/10-ca.865), Roman abbess, composer, poet, and hymnographer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kassia
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I must confess that the list of orthodox feast days was what helped me; I had never heard of Saint Kassia(ni). I listen to toe YouTube you posted with interest.

Since I cannot post a question right now, let’s go ahead using pjme’s very cosmopolitan and well-connected mystery composer.  :)
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« Reply #322 on: February 19, 2019, 03:01:41 AM »
I must confess that the list of orthodox feast days was what helped me; I had never heard of Saint Kassia(ni). I listen to toe YouTube you posted with interest.

Since I cannot post a question right now, let’s go ahead using pjme’s very cosmopolitan and well-connected mystery composer.  :)
I was sure, Andrei would only check the Catholic calendar.  8) ;D Good idea to follow Peter's (pjme) lead and wonder, whether his mystery composer-virtuoso could be Clara Wieck, perhaps?  :-\
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« Reply #323 on: February 19, 2019, 03:18:15 AM »
No, it is a man: moustache & beard well trimmed.

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« Reply #324 on: February 19, 2019, 03:31:24 AM »
No, it is a man: moustache & beard well trimmed.
Well , I have this silly anecdote : during the intermission of a concert at the Laieszhalle in Hamburg,  I was looking at the busts on display in the foyer.  There was, among other figures related to the musical history of the Hansestadt, Mahler and Scnittke. I noticed a bust that reminded me of Voltaire,  and I asked myself what on earth he could be doing there. Then I saw the nameplate : it wasn't Voltaire at all, it was Clara Wieck!   ;D
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« Reply #325 on: February 19, 2019, 03:39:13 AM »


Hmmmm.....Aha!
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« Reply #326 on: February 19, 2019, 04:12:52 AM »
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« Reply #327 on: February 19, 2019, 04:25:44 AM »
To make things even more complicated fun, allow me add some ingredients to this quizical brouhaha:

I’m a composer and a virtuoso. I traveled a lot: Russia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden , Norway, the Baltic states…Everywhere I was received with great consideration and I met at least one emperor and several kings in person. I performed for Berlioz, shared a podium with Franz Liszt, shook hands with Wagner and Meyerbeer, talked to Rossini. I even performed, in Leipzig,in a trio, with Felix Mendelssohn and Ferdinand David. Who am I?

Ole Bull? Although he had no moustache and beard.
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« Reply #328 on: February 19, 2019, 05:29:56 AM »
Thalberg?
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« Reply #329 on: February 19, 2019, 05:50:59 AM »
Thalberg?

No moustache and beard for him, either.  :)

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« Reply #330 on: February 19, 2019, 06:13:16 AM »
Niccolò Paganini? No moustache AFAIK, but perhaps sideburns will do in this context?
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« Reply #331 on: February 19, 2019, 06:15:33 AM »
The "moustache and beard" criterion is met by Stephen Heller, but I don't know about the other ones.
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« Reply #332 on: February 19, 2019, 06:16:38 AM »
Niccolò Paganini? No moustache AFAIK, but perhaps sideburns will do in this context?

Did he travel as far North as Norway?
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« Reply #333 on: February 19, 2019, 06:17:26 AM »
Henri Vieuxtemps, perhaps?
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« Reply #334 on: February 19, 2019, 06:19:36 AM »
Henri Vieuxtemps, perhaps?

Given pjme is Belgian, it might be HV alright.
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« Reply #335 on: February 19, 2019, 06:24:49 AM »
Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Sarasate...all those violin dudes are the same to me   ::) :D. But yes, Vieuxtemps does seem to fit the bill. Let’s see what pjme has to say.  :)
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« Reply #336 on: February 19, 2019, 06:31:47 AM »
Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Sarasate...all those violin dudes are the same to me   ::) :D.

And yet their music is easily distinguishable from each other.  ;D
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« Reply #337 on: February 19, 2019, 07:08:02 AM »
No moustache and beard for him, either.  :)


Not at the same time (that I can find), but he did have both at various times.
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« Reply #338 on: February 19, 2019, 07:08:54 AM »
Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Sarasate...all those violin dudes are the same to me   ::) :D. But yes, Vieuxtemps does seem to fit the bill. Let’s see what pjme has to say.  :)
But the photos I see show a fairly shaggy beard.
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« Reply #339 on: February 19, 2019, 07:09:00 AM »
Alas no - but with "Paganini" and "Vieuxtemps" you're coming closer. My composer/virtuoso was compared to Paganini and yes, he's Belgian.
Go back to that trio with Mendelssohn and David.....( they performed Beethoven opus 97....in 1844)!
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