Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865

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Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865.

He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all time – often said to have rivaled Paganini.

Ernst’s major contributions to the violin repertoire includes: Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’, ‘Der Erlkönig’ and Variations on ‘Rossini’s Opera Themes’.

 

FILIP POGADY | H.W.ERNST-SCHUBERT | DER ERLKONIG

 

The Virtuoso Violin |2CDS|

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Thomas Christian Ensemble

Release Date: March 10, 2015

CPO

 

 

 

 

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