Guenin, Marie Alexandre


French violinist and prolific composer; was born at Maubeuge, France. He studied the violin under Capron, and composition under Gossec at Paris. In 1777 he became musical intendant to Prince Conde; in 1778 a member of the Royal Orchestra, and from 1780 to 1800 was solo violinist at the Grand Opera. His works include fourteen symphonies for a combination of orchestral instruments; also eighteen violin duets, six sonatas for a solo violin and an accompanying violin, six string quartets, one concerto for viola, three cello duets, and three sonatas for clavecin and violin.