Spivakovsky was one of the greats of twentieth-century violin playing, but the direction of his career and some of his unorthodox views on technique have
Joachim was the dedicatee of the Bruch, Brahms, Schumann, and Dvorak Violin Concerti. He is also credited with the revival in popularity of Bach’s Solo Sonatas and
German-born violinist and pedagogue Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859. Hess held teaching positions at Harvard University and the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik.
German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, Maestro Busch was a founding