Jean Delphin Alard (1815 - 1888)
Jean-Delphin Alard (8 March 1815 – 22 February 1888) was a French violinist and composer. He was the son-in-law of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, and had Pablo de Sarasate amongst his students.
Alard was born in Bayonne, the son of an amateur violinist. From 1827 he was a pupil of F. A. Habeneck at the Paris Conservatoire, where he succeeded Pierre Baillot as professor in 1843, retaining the post till 1875. He was also a pupil of François-Joseph Fétis.
His playing was full of fire and point, and his compositions had a great success in France, while his violin school had a wider vogue and consi ... (Read all)