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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
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teacher practising chiefly in Paris, where he also con­ducted the Grand Opera for a brief period.
Walter, Benno, born June 17th 1847, at Munich; leader in the Court orchestra there, and teacher at the Music School.
Wasielewski, Joseph W. von, born 1822, at Gross -Leesen, near Dantzic. He was educated at the Leipsic Conser-vatorium, where he entered the Gewandhaus orchestra; then, after becoming leader at Dusseldorf, and con­ductor at Bonn, settled at Sondershausen. He has made himself known also as a writer on musical subjects, through his biography of Schumann, "The violin and its masters", "The violoncello and its history", &c. Died 1896.
Weber, Miroslaw, born Nov. 9th 1854, at Prague; was member of the Sondershausen Court orchestra, leader and opera conductor at Darmstadt, and afterwards in the like capacity at Wiesbaden Court theatre.
Wieniawski, Hetiry, born July 10th 1835, at Lublin, died April 2nd 1880, at Moscow; pupil of Massart. In i860 he was entitled Imperial Russian Kammervirtuoso, taught for five years in St. Petersburg Conservatoire, travelled a few years in America, then succeeded to Vieuxtemps' duties at Brussels, went again on tour, dying in Moscow of heart disease.
Wilhelmj, Aug. Emil Dan. Ferd., born Sept. 21st 1845, at Usingen (Nassau); pupil of David; undertook his first concert tour in 1865, in Switzerland. In the follo­wing years he visited Holland, England, &c, afterwards living near Wiesbaden, Blasewitz, and (1894) London.
Wipplinger, Paul Carl, born July 7th 1824, at Halle; was leader at Aix, and since i860 at Cassel.
Wolff, Heinr., born Jan. 1st 1813, at Frankfort; since 1838 leader there. Was also a talented composer.
Wolff, Johatmes, born May 1862, at the Hague; studied with Wirth in Rotterdam, and Bappoldi in Dresden, sub­sequently gaining the premier prix in Paris; made his debut at one of M. Pasdeloup's concerts; toured through the continent and settled in London.
Ysaye, Eugene, born at Liege, in 1858; studied the violin from the age of five, chiefly with his father. He made the acquaintance of Wieniawski in 1873, and was in­vited by him to Brussels. Toured successfully through
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