Viotti was one of the first to use the Tourt bow, that indispensable adjunct to the perfect manipulation of the violin.
Viotti was a pupil of Pugnani, and owed his success to the rare teaching of that master.
In 1801, Viotti found himself at liberty to return to London.
Without hesitation I named Viotti, and the duke approved of the choice.
To Puppo was confided the direction of the orchestra; and to Bréval, the office of seconding Viotti.
With the famous Viotti sprang up a school of Violin-playing as marked in style as that introduced by Corelli.
It was shortly after this that De Briot took lessons from him, and he it was who gave him the letter of introduction to Viotti.
Then followed the short management of Viotti, and in 1821 F. Habeneck was called to the managerial chair.
Pierre Rode, another of the eminent players formed by Viotti, was born at Bordeaux, in 1774.
Viotti offered the man twenty francs for the curious instrument, which had been made by the old man's nephew, who was a tinker.