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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS
Gompertz, Richard, born April 27th 1859, at Cologne; pupil there of Konigslow and Joachim; now professor in the Royal College of Music, London.
Graun, J. Gottlieb, born at the commencement of the 18th century, died Oct. 27th 1771 (brother of Heinrich Graun, the composer of "Der Tod Jesu"), was leader in the Court orchestra, Berlin.
Griinberg, Max, born Dec. 5th 1850, at Berlin. He was solo violinist at Meiningen under Btilow, leader and teacher in the Sondershausen Conservatorium, then at Prague, and now lives in Berlin, where he has founded a Conservatorium; is a celebrated teacher.
Habeneck, Francois Antoine, born June 1st 1781, at Me-zieres, died Feb. 8th 1849, Paris; pupil of Baillot in Paris. He was member of the orchestra, and subse-qently conductor, at the Grand Opera, then became concert conductor, in which capacity he introduced Beethoven's symphonies to the Parisians. Founder of the celebrated Conservatoire concerts.
Haddock, Edgar, born in Leeds, 1862, taught by his father; appeared in public at the age of six. Originator of the Leeds Musical Evenings.
Halir, Karl, born Feb. 1st 1859, at Hohenelbe in Bohemia; pupil of Prague Conservatorium and of Joachim. He was soloist in Bilse's orchestra, leader at Mannheim and now at Weimar.
Hdnflein, Geor'g, born March 17th 1848, at Breslau; pupil of David and Joachim; leader at the Royal theatre, Hanover.
Hann, W. H., born May 30th 1831; musician in ordinary to the Queen. His five sons received their education first as choir boys at the Chapel Royal, afterwards all studying the violin or 'cello at the Royal Academy of Music. Brahms' Sestett for strings was performed in London, 1888, entirely by this musical family.
Hauser, Miska, born 1822, at Pressburg, died Dec. 8th 1887, Vienna; pupil of Bohm and Mayseder in Vienna; travelled nearly all over the world. A few of his compositions are in vogue, — e. g., The Bird in the Tree, and Lieder ohne Worte.
Heckmann, Robert, born Nov. 3rd 1848, at Mannheim, died Nov. 29th 1891, Glasgow; pupil of Becker and David. He was leader at the Euterpe, Leipsic, and at