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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
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quartetts into public performances systematically, these renderings being held in high regard.
Scifriz, Max, born Oct. 9th 1827, at Rottvveil, died Dec. 20th 1885, Stuttgart. He was Capellmeister in the Hohenzollern-Hecking Court orchestra; lived since 1869 at Stuttgart, and was appointed Court-Capellmeister there in 1871. Issued, jointly with Singer, a violin method.
Seitz, Fritz, born June 12th 1848, at Giinthersleben near Gotha; pupil of Ulrich at Sondershausen, and of Lauter-bach in Dresden; was leader at Sondershausen, at Magdeburg, and then at Dessau in the Court orchestra.
Singer, Edmund, born Oct. 14th 1831, at Totis in Hungary; pupil of Bohrn; was leader at Pesth, Weimar, and sub­sequently Stuttgart; Professor also in the Conservatorium there.
Sivori, Ernesto Camillo, born Oct. 25th 1815, at Genoa; pupil of Paganini; travelled much as virtuoso, and died in 1894.
Skalitzky, Ernst, born May 30th 1853, at Prague; pupil of Mildner and Joachim. He was from 1873—J^79 leader in the Park orchestra, Amsterdam, then in a similar capacity at Bremen.
Soldat, Marie, born March 25th 1864, at Gratz; pupil of Pott and of Joachim; made successful concert tours.
Spohr, Louis, born April 5th 1784, at Brunswick, died Oct. 22nd 1859, at Cassel; pupil of Franz Eck. He was leader at Gotha and Vienna; visited Italy, England and France; became Court-Capellmeister at Cassel in 1822, receiving a pension in 1857. Spohr was equally celebrated as a violinist and as a composer. His most distinguished pupils were Leon de St. Lubin, Ries, David, Bott, Kompel, and Pott.
Stamitz, Joh. Carl, born 1719, at Deutschbrod in Bohemia, died 1761, at Mannheim; is regarded as the founder of the German school of violin playing. He was leader at Mannheim. His son
Stamitz, Carl, born May 7th 1746, at Mannheim, died 1801, at Jena; was leader at Mannheim, finally music director at Jena.
Straus, Luawig, born March 28th 1835, Pressburg; pupil of Hellmesberger and Bohm in Vienna; was leader at Frankfort; settled in 1864 in London. Died 1899.
Struss, Fritz, born Nov. 28th 1847, at Hamburg, pupil
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