The Great Violinists

A Summary of the Greatest Violinists/Composers of the Past Four Centuries

J.S.Bach

R.Kreutzer

N.Paganini

H.Vieuxtemps

H.Wieniawski

P.Sarasate

E.Ysaye

F.Kreisler

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Johan Sebastian Bach
• • • › › › › › › Born: 21 March 1685 Died: 28 July 1750 Works for Violin: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin Violin Concerto in E Violin Concerto in A minor Double Concerto in D minor Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor

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Rodolphe Kreutzer
• • • › › › Born: 16 November 1766 Died: 6 January 1831 Works for Violin: 42 Etudes 19 Violin Concertos Had Beethoven’s Op 47 (the Kreutzer Sonata) dedicated to him

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Niccolo Paganini
• • • › › Born: 27 October 1782 Died: 27 May 1840 Works for Violin: 24 Caprices 6 Violin Concerti

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Henri Vieuxtemps
• • • › › Born: 17 February 1820 Died: 6 June 1881 Works for Violin 5 Violin Concerti Souvenir d’Amerique

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Henryk Wieniawski
• • • › › › › › › › Born: 10 July 1835 Died 31 March 1880 Works for Violin: 2 Violin Concerti Legende Scherzo Tarantella Polonaise Brillante Several Mazurkas Souvenir de Moscou La Carnaval Russe

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Pablo de Sarasate
• • • › › › Born: 10 March 1844 Died: 28 September 1908 Works for Violin: Zigeunerweisen 6 Spanish Dances Several Works including Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, SaintSaens’ Havanaise and … are dedicated to him.

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Eugene Ysaye
• • • › Born: 16 July 1858 Died: 12 May 1931 Works for Violin 6 Solo Violin Sonatas (each dedicated to a different famous violinist, including Fritz Kreisler, Joseph Szigeti and George Enescu Chausson’s Poeme and Violin Concerto and Franck’s Violin Sonata are dedicated to him

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Fritz Kreisler
• • • › › › › › › Born 2 February 1875 Died: 29 January 1962 Works for Violin: Tambourin Chinois Caprice Viennois Liebesfreud, Liebesleid, Schon Rosmarin Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta Praeludium and Allegro La Gitana

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