Edward Elgar: Etudes Caracteristiques For Violin Op.24

Books | Violin

Publisher: Bosworth
Artist: Edward Elgar
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Sir Edward Elgar was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for Violin and Cello, and two symphonies. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Composed in 1892, Etudes Caracteristiques For Violin Op.24 is dedicated to the preeminent Hungarian Jewish Violin virtuoso, and Elgar’s former Violin teacher between 1877-1878, Adolphe Pollitzer. Pollitzer believed that, as a violinist, Elgar had the potential to be one of the leading soloists in the country, but Elgar himself, having heard leading virtuosi at London concerts, felt his own Violin playing lacked a full enough tone, and he abandoned his ambitions to be a soloist.

Published on: 05 March 1998
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Catalogue No: BOE004521
 
     
       

        Musicroom Reviews

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        5
        If you haven't experimented with these pieces and know Elgar's five easy pieces for a beginner, you will be in for a shock. They are spectacularly difficult and not the next step after early Kreutzer, but for an advanced player with a serious amount of time available to work at them, they turn out to be extremely good studies for many aspects of high level (no - the absolutely highest level) violin playing.
        Ben - ( Hong Kong Academy (HKAPA))