Henryk Wieniawski


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(b Lublin, 1835; d Moscow, 1880).

Polish violinist and composer. Entered Paris Cons. at age 8. Gave first concert 1848, toured Poland and Russia, returned to Cons. Appointed solo violinist to Tsar, 1860; taught at St Petersburg Cons. 1862–9. Toured USA with A. Rubinstein 1872. Prof. of vn., Brussels Cons. 1875–7. Wrote 2 vn. concs., mazurkas, études, caprices, and other pieces. Regarded by many good judges as one of the greatest violinists after Paganini.

Subjects: Music.

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