Jean-Baptiste Accolay (1833 - 1900)
Jean-Baptiste Accolay (b. April 17, 1833 (Brussels, Belgium), d. August 19, 1900 (Brugge, Belgium) was a Walloon violin teacher, violinist, conductor, and composer of the romantic period . His best known composition is a student concerto with only one movement in A minor. It was written in 1868 originally for violin and orchestra. Although extremely obscure today, his short sketch for violin and trombone entitled "Guano" (1892) was Pablo Sarasate's favorite party-piece.
Accolay's Concerto in A minor has been played by many well-known violinists, including Itzhak Perlman. The liner notes for ... (Read all)