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Rodolphe Kreutzer
(1766-1831)


Honours

Knight of the Legion of Honour, 1821 (France)[H77]


Positions Held

Director of music of the Paris Opera, 1824-26
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Chief conductor of the Paris Opera, 1817-24
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Second conductor of the Paris Opera, 1816-17
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Master of the Royal Chapel, 1815
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Main Events

Violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer.
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His father began to teach him the violin, and from 1778, Antoine Stamitz was his teacher for violin and composition.
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Received as a prodigy in 1780 after performing a concerto at the Concert Spirituel, Paris.
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Performed his own First Violin Concerto at the Concert Spirituel, 1784.
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Came under the influence of Marie Antoinette and the Count of Artois after his parents' death.
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As a leading virtuoso, he moved from Versailles to Paris, 1789.
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Taught the violin at the Institut National de Musique, 1793, and the Conservatoire de Paris, 1795-1826.
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Member of the council of the Conservatoire de Paris, 1825-30.
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Beethoven dedicated his Violin Sonata op. 47 (the 'Kreutzer' Sonata) to him.
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His career as a soloist ended in 1810 after he broke his arm in a carriage accident.
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Retired from his public posts in 1826.
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Place of birth: Versailles
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Place of marriage: church of Notre-Dame, Versailles
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Place of death: Geneva
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Place of burial: Père Lachaise, Paris
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