Napoléon Eugène Antoine Léon de Saint-Lubin (* July 5 1805 in Turin , † February 13th 1850 in Berlin ) was a violinist and composer of Italian origin.
Saint-Lubin was born the son of a French language teacher in Turin, but was already in his fourth year of life according to Hamburg , where he first violin lessons as well as lessons on the harp received. From 1814 to 1817 he gave Giovanni Battista Polledro (1781-1853), a pupil Pugnanis in Dresden violin lessons. 1817, he performed in Berlin and Dresden , and went in 1818 after Frankfurt am Main , where he pupil of Louis Spohr was. In 1820 he finally settled in Vienna down and found great recognition.
Beethoven dedicated Saint-Lubin a small solo piece, a cadenza , after Saint-Lubin at the reopening of the Josephstadt theater had played on October 3, 1822 violin solo by Beethoven. The autograph was later owned by the Austrian National Library, under the signature Sm 3154, but in the Second World War was lost. It carries the serial number Hess 296
In 1823, Saint-Lubin concertmaster at Josephstadt Theater, 1824 Kapellmeister. Later he lived for a long time as a music teacher in Hungary , including a year on the estates of Count L. Festetics. Here he sought along the lines of Paganini to perfect as a virtuoso. In 1830 he was appointed as a concert master at the King City Theater in Berlin. In this position he remained until 1847. In his house, he organized concerts and quartet meetings, in which the most famous virtuosos, such as Spohr, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Servais were heard. Besides virtuoso violin pieces Saint-Lubin also wrote songs of Robert Schumann were mentioned approvingly, violin duos, piano trios, string quartets, string quintets and an Octet for Winds and Strings. He died after years of ill health on 13 February 1850 in Berlin. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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