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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
pathe'tique, Elegy, "Otello" fantasia, and Hungarian variations.
Ferrari, Domenico, born at the beginning of the 18th century; pupil of Tartini. He passed in Vienna for a great violinist, also exercising his profession in Stuttgart and Paris. In 1780 he was murdered.
Fiorillo, Federigo, born 1753, at Brunswick, date of death not known. His 36 violin Caprices are celebrated.
Fischer, Johann, born in the middle of the 17th century, in Swabia, was one of the first German violinists who made a reputation. He was, at the beginning of the 18th century, Capellmeister at Schwerin, and died in 1721 as Capellmeister to the Margrave at Schwedt.
Fleischhauer, F, born July 24th 1834, at Weimar, pupil of Joachim and Laub, since 1865 Court leader at Meiningen.
Fontaine, An to me Nicolas Marie, born 1785. at Paris; pupil of Kreutzer; travelled much, and lived in Paris since 1825.
Franzl, Ignaz, born June 3rd 1736, at Mannheim, died 1803; was leader in the Electoral orchestra; an accomplished orchestral player. His son and pupil
Franzl, Ferdinand, born May 24th 1770, atSchwetzingen, died 1833, at Mannheim, was more celebrated than his father.
Ganz, Leopold, born Nov. 28th 1810, at Mayence, died June 15th 1869, at Berlin, was leader in the Berlin Court orchestra.
Gavinies, Pierre, born May nth 1726 or 1728, at Bordeaux, died Sept. 9th 1800, at Paris. He wrote studies, notably "Les 24 matinees". (His father, Francois Gavinies, was a violin maker, and was, in 1762, dean of the Paris Violin Makers' Guild. Tr.)
Geminiani, Francesco, born towards the end of the 17th century, at Lucca, died Dec. 1762, at Dublin, was one of Corelli's most famous pupils. G. brought out the earliest Italian violin method, which became in great request, and by which the essential features of Corelli's style have been handed down to the present day. The best of his violin sonatas have been published in G. Jensen's "Classische Violin Musik".
Giardini, Felice, born April 12th 1716, at Turin, died Dec. 17th 1796, at Moscow. He toured, with brilliant success, in Germany and England, became orchestral conductor, and later theatre director, in which capacity, however, he had no success.