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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
then solo player at the Florentine Court. A few of his sonatas are still performed.
Naret-Koning, Joh. Jos. David, born Feb. 25th 1838, at Amsterdam; pupil of David, 1859—1870 leader at Mannheim, then at Frankfort.
Nenida, Wilma Maria Franziska (Lady Halle), born March 21st 1840, at Brtinn; pupil of her father and of Jansa-, found her vocation in concert tours, now lives in London. (Lady Halle has been for many years associated with the Monday Popular Concerts, and her excellent example has undoubtedly given a great stimulus to the study of the violin in England by ladies. Tr.)
Ole Bull, born Feb. 5th 1810, at Bergen; a self taught violinist, who made many concert tours, amongst others three times to America. From a musical point of view his compositions are unimportant, corresponding to his playing, and only calculated for the production of virtuoso effects. (Ole Bull died Aug. 17th 1880, in Norway. His first appearance in London was in 1836. Tr.)
Ondricek, Franz, born 1863, at Prague; pupil of Benne-witz and Massart; in 1882 visited Germany during his concert tours. Played m London 1895.
Paganini, Nicolo, baptized Oct. 27th 1782, Genoa, died May 27th 1840, Nice. The most talented and gifted violinist that ever lived; in every respect an original, a speciality. About his career the most romantic stories of adventure were circulated, to which his fantastic, almost ghostly, appearance gave rise. Of his compositions, the concertos and 24 Caprices are best known.
Papini, Guido, born at Camagiore near Florence, Aug. 1st 1847; pupil of Giorgetti. For several years he was director of the Florentine Societa del Quartetto; now principal professor at the Royal Irish Academy. Writer of a method and many effective pieces for his instrument.
Petri, Henri Wilh., born April 5th 1856, at Leyst near Utrecht; pupil of Joachim; was leader at Sondershausen, Hanover and Leipsic, then in the Dresden Royal orchestra.
Pichl, Wenzelaus, born 1741, at Bechin in Bohemia, died 1805 (? 1804), at Vienna; pupil of Dittersdorf and Nardini; lived in Vienna and Italy.
Pisendel, Joh. Georg, born Dec. 26th 1687, at Carlsburg, died Nov. 25th 1755, at Dresden; pupil of Torelli and Vivaldi. He was useful in promoting violin playing at