Ernst Hungarian Airs Op. 22 with Sevcik Op. 16 No. 42 Analytical Exercises
LKMP S511029/ HL 172783
Violin, Piano with Analytical Studies
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was the most famous violinist in the world at the time of Paganini's death. As a composer, he is chiefly known for his virtuoso pieces such as these "Hungarian Airs." His music was in the standard repertoire into the early part of the 20th Century but was forgotten for many decades. With the advent of the cd, the Ernst's compositions have been recorded and have begun re-emerging into the standard repertory. This edition unites a critical urtext violin part by Stephen Shipps with the piano score and Otakar Sevcik exercises specific to this important virtuoso work.