Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Classiscsonline Home » Composers » S » Servais, Adrien Francois

 Update me on new releases by Servais

Adrien Francois Servais (6/1807 - 11/26/1866)

Adrien François Servais, the Paganini of the cello,” was born on June 6, 1807 in Hals, Belgium, near Brussels.  His father was a church musician.  Servais first studied the violin (and was quite an accomplished player), but after hearing the cellist Nicholas-Joseph Platel (1777–1835), Servais switched his allegiance to the cello.  Servais was admitted to Platel’s class in the Royal School of Music (in 1832 this institution became the Brussels Conservatory) at age 12 and soon won a premier prix.  By 1829 Servais had become Platel’s assistant.  In 1833, at the suggestion of François Joseph Fétis (1784–1871, Belgian composer and critic), Servais traveled to Paris and gave several successful concerts.  This success was repeated in an 1835 Philharmonic concert in London during which Servais played his own cello concerto.  It was probably during this time that Servais became acquainted with the music of Nicoló Paganini (1782–1840), and the great Italian became one of Servais’ great influences.  He returned to Brussels and was soon giving concerts of his own compositions, and these concerts were very successful.  Servais met the violinists Henri Vieuxtemp and Hubert Léonard in Brussels, and later collaborated with them in several works (including several on this disc). All three men were associated with the Brussels Conservatory. Beginning in 1836 Servais again took to the road, going back to Paris and also appearing in




Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
1:51:15 AM Wednesday, December 02, 2015  -211-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!