Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Was Born On This Day in 1812 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812

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Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812.

Ernst is remembered in history as one of the great violin virtuosi of all time – often referenced as ‘Paganini’s greatest successor’.

He composed a large number of virtuosi bravura show works – including his signature ‘Variations on The Last Rose of Summer’. 

 

MIDORI | ERNST | VARIATIONS ON ‘THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER’