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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
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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
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