German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 173 years ago.
A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as one of the eminent virtuosi of the early 19th Century – often billed as the ‘German Paganini’.
He is remembered today predominantly for his famous arrangement of Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’.
KYUNG-WHA CHUNG & KEVIN KENNER | BACH | AIR ON THE G STRING (ARR. WILHELMJ) | | 2011
Celebrated Air on the G String BWV 1068 for Violin and Piano |PAPERBACK|
Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged By: August Wilhelmj