Massart, Lambert

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Massart, Lambert Gender: M
Joseph Lambert Massart
born on 19 July 1811 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )
Place Liège, Belgium, 50n38, 5e34
Timezone LMT m5e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°18' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°51 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°39'

Lambert Massart


Belgian violinist who has been credited with the origination of the systematic vibrato.

He compiled The Art of Working at Kreutzer's Etudes, a supplement that contains 412 fingerings and bowings taken from his time studying with Rodolphe Kreutzer. He was an excellent String quartet player who gave many delightful chamber concerts, having also played Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata in A minor with Liszt on 23 May 1843.

He died on 13 February 1892.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Liszt, Franz (born 22 October 1811)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes a translation of the birth certificate in Zdenko Silvela's book, "A New History of Violin Playing: The Vibrato and Lambert Massart's Revolutionary Discovery" (Universal, 2001), p. 158: "The year one thousand eight hundred and eleven on the twentieth day of the month of July ... before us ... deputy mayor of the city of Liege ... has appeared ... Joseph Massart ... with domicile in this municipality, rue de l'Agneau 418, south district, who has presented us a child of masculine sex, born yesterday near midnight, [named] Lambert-Joseph."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (violinist)