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ERNST, H.W.: Violin Music - Erlkonig / Le Carnaval de Venise / Polyphonic Studies (Spacek, Back)

Composer(s)Ernst, Heinrich WilhelmHeller, Stephen
Artist(s) Back, Gordon, piano • Spacek, Josef, violin
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572575
Label / Series Naxos / 19th Century Violinist Composers
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The Moravian Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst is a dazzling example of the nineteenth-century violinist-composer, of whom the greatest was Ernst’s sometime rival, Paganini. Indeed it was the Italian who persuaded Ernst to follow the life of a touring virtuoso, in which role he was to perform with the greatest musicians in Europe, earning the admiration of men such as Chopin and Mendelssohn. The Elégie sur la mort d’un objet chéri, mentioned by Tolstoy in The Kreutzer Sonata, was one of the best-known violin works of the century, and the Polyphonic Studies offer a compendium of violin technique on a par with the works of Paganini himself.

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ERNST, H.W.: Violin Music - Erlkonig / Le Carnaval de Venise / Polyphonic Studies (Spacek, Back) 1:13:26   
  Le roi des aulnes, Op. 26 (after Schubert's Erlkonig) 4:07       
  Variations brilliantes sur un Theme de Rossini, Op. 4 14:47       
  6 Mehrstimmige Studien (6 Polyphonic Studies)          
      Etude No. 1 in F Major: Rondino scherzo 4:40       
      Etude No. 2 in A Major: Allegretto 2:09       
      Etude No. 3 in E Major: Terzetto 6:35       
      Etude No. 4 in C Major: Allegro risoluto 3:12       
      Etude No. 5 in E-Flat Major: Air de Ballet 3:07       
      Etude No. 6 in G Major, "Die letze Rose" (The Last Rose of Summer): Moderato 8:53       
  L'art de phraser, Op. 16: No. 14 in D-Flat Major (arr. H.W. Ernst for violin and piano) 2:28       
  Elegie sur la mort d'un objet cheri (with Introduction by L. Spohr) 6:45       
  Trio pour un violin 0:54       
  Le Carnaval de Venise, Op. 18, "Variations burlesques sur la canzonetta Cara mia mamma" 15:49       
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