The unstable international career of the Belgian musician Henry Vieuxtemps prefigures the European idea better than that of any other musician of the nineteenth century.
Her Elegy of 1848 is eloquent in this respect: she is born in Saint Petersburg, knows her greatest successes in Paris, is printed in Offenbach-on-the-Main, and is the subject of an enthusiastic account at London.
Already, at the time, we were ecstatic at the expressive contrasts and the virtuoso coda of the piece, "as elegant as brilliant".
After the Sonata op. 36 (HN 577), here, with the Elegy op. 30, another work for viola de Vieuxtemps that appears for the first time in Urtext edition.
Again Tabea Zimmermann indicated the bow shots, and the foreword was written by the specialist Marie Cornaz.