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Erlkonig / Le Carnaval De Venise / Polyphonic Studies Naxos

Composers: Heinrich Wilheim Ernst, Stephen Heller

Arranger: Heinrich Wilheim Ernst

Artists: Gordon Back, Josef Spacek

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.

Erlkonig / Le Carnaval De Venise / Polyphonic
Studies Review

This has to be one of the most remarkable discs of pure violin virtuosity
in a catalogue already well-endowed with extraordinary displays of technical
brilliance. Moravian-born, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, followed in the footsteps of
Paganini, though his music goes further into the world of the impossible. In the
concert hall Ernst amazed audiences as he toured around Europe, never putting
down roots until he fell victim to a strange and unidentified illness, at which
time he began to concentrate on composition until his untimely death in 1865 at
the age of 53. Apart from the lyric Elegie, this new release concentrates on
showpieces that including passages where the violin

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