H. W. Ernst

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (8 June 1812 – 8 October 1865) was a Moravian-Jewish violinist, violist and composer. He was widely seen as the outstanding violinist of his time and one of Niccolò Paganini's greatest successors.

He was a highly esteemed artist in his day. Many saw him as the superior violinist of his time and Paganini's greatest successor. Not only did he contribute to polyphonic playing, but he also discovered new idiomatic ways to compose polyphonically conceived violin music. His friends included Hector Berlioz and Felix Mendelssohn.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 8th, 1812 (Brno), Died October 8th, 1865 (Nice)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 98134 12-in. 3/10/1924 Elegie Georges Enesco Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W98169 12-in. 4/16/1925 Elegie Georges Enesco Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 10867 10-in. 3/5/1926 Elegie Carl Flesch ; Kurt Ruhrseitz Violin solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ernst, H. W.," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102779.

Ernst, H. W.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102779.

"Ernst, H. W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102779

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