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EUGENE YSYE - VIOLINIST

Autographed and inscribed 6.5 x 8.75 three quarter length original Alban of Brussels reverse blind stamped photograph to violist Jean Rogister and his wife, cellist Lyde Rogister, January 23, 1930. The photograph Alban has also signed and though a known Brussels photographer has written Paris beneath his name.

Ysye (1858-1931) studied at the Lige Conservatoire with Dsir Heynberg, the same teacher as Rogister and went on to have one of the truly storied virtuoso careers of the latter part of the 19th Century and first part of the 20th Century.

 

Jean Rogister (1879-1964) was a virtuoso violist and a composer. Trained at the Lige Conservatoire, he studied violin, viola and horn, as well as composition. His teachers were Oscar Englebert and Dsir Heynberg for violin and viola and Jean-Thodore Radoux for composition. (Radoux, like Ropartz was also a Franck student.) He was made Professor at the Conservatoire and taught viola from 1900-1945. Rogister wrote his first string Quartet in 1901 and also joined the Charlier Quartet. He would write 7 more in that idiom. He also wrote 3 symphonies, other works for orchestra, numerous violin concert pieces with orchestra, as well as other solo pieces for the instrument as well as songs and even religious work. Vincent DIndy spent time convincing him his compositions were of merit. As a violist he was hired by Leopold Stokowski in 1923 to play 1st desk viola with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He worked with the orchestra for 10 months before deciding to go home and continue his life in Lige. Whilst Rogister also played with the Cercle Ad Artem, the Chaumont Quartet and the Piano et Archets, his real calling came when he founded the Lige Quartet with fellow Lige Conservatoire faculty, violinists Henri Koch, Josef Beck and his second wife cellist Lyde Rogister-Schor. Together, they became quite a sensation throughout Europe and in the U.S. Several of his string quartets were written especially for the group. Additionally he was a member of the Association pour l'Etude de la Musique de Chambre, a group dedicated to the discovery and performance of chamber works of the past.

 

Fabulous association!