Charles-Vilfride de Beriot

February 12, 2008

Charles-Vilfride de Beriot, son of the famous violinist Charles, was born in Paris, France, on February 12th 1835. An accomplished pianist, he was a pupil of Thalberg (1855). Later he became professor of pianoforte at the Paris Conservatory. Some of his works include the Symphonic poem “Fernand Cortez”; several overtures; three pianoforte concertos; “Operas sans paroles” for pianoforte and violin; a Fantasie-Ballet for violin; a septet; two pianoforte quartets; a pianoforte trio; Sonata for pianoforte and flute; and about 60 compositions for pianoforte. Co-author with his father of “Methode d’accompagnement.”

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