Jan Kubelik (1880-1940) is regarded as one of the most outstanding Czech Violin virtuosos. He studied Violin under Otakar Sevcik and composition under Josef Foerster, Karel Knittl and Karel Stecker, at the Prague Conservatory. After his studies, he focused solely on his concert career.
Kubelik made the Czech Violin tradition famous around the whole world and he was hailed as a new Paganini ( Paganini redivivus ). Nowadays, his most played pieces are small compositions for Violin and Piano including this Minuet In An Old Style, composed in 1930. They have been highly regarded for their perfect instrumental stylisation and the use of purely violinistic cantilena. 6 Violin concertos are set broadly, rather like symphonies than concertos. Kubelik also composed Orchestral and Piano accompaniments for the works of Paganini (preserved in manuscripts) and cadenzas for numerous Violin concertos.