Pagin, Jean-Pierre [Pagin, André-Noël ]
- Laurel Fay
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[Pagin, André-Noël ]
(b Paris, June 1723; d Coulommiers, Nov 12, 1799). French violinist and composer . After studying the violin in his own country he went to study with Tartini in Padua. Tartini begged Girolamo Amati (ii) to make a violin for his new French pupil and on the label of this instrument Amati gave his age as 90: Pagin’s violin (1739–40), now lost or re-labelled, can thus be considered as the last to be made by the Amati family. Returning to Paris by 1745, Pagin first lived in the household of the prince de Grimberghen, then moved to the Abbaye Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where he served as first violin in the orchestra of the comte de Clermont and arranged for publication of Tartini’s violin sonatas as opp. 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Pagin made his début at the Concert Spirituel on 8 December 1747, playing a sonata of his own. From that time until ...