Simon Leduc

Simon Leduc

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French composer and violinist Simon Leduc was the brother of publisher Pierre Leduc and a violinist in the Concert Spirituel orchestra. He first joined the orchestra in 1759 at the age of 17 as a second violinist; in 1763 he was promoted to first chair after a round of successful appearances with the orchestra as a soloist. Around this time, Leopold Mozart recorded his impressions of Leduc in his diary, a terse "he plays well," but still high praise considering the source. In 1... Read more

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