Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907

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Birth 1831-06-28
Death 1907-08-15

Biographical notes:

Hungarian-German violinist and composer.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : 13 Airlie Street, Campden Hill, W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, [n.y.] Mar. 26 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125464

Canadian tenor and opera impresario of Welsh and Irish descent.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Salzburg, 18 July [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, 1937 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578670

Composed 1844. First performance Dec. 1853, the composer as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concert : für Violine mit Orchester, opus 3 / componirt und Franz Liszt gewidmet von Joseph Joachim. [1854] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52353370

Joseph Joachim was an Austro-Hungarian composer, conducter, and teacher, generally acclaimed as the preeminent violinist of his day. A child prodigy, he had several teachers, but was most influenced by Mendelssohn. He had direct contact with many of the leading composers of his day, and numerous works were written specifically for him; his own compositions, while valuable, are seldom played because of the demanding technical requirements. He was acclaimed throughout Europe, and was instrumental in introducing significant composers and works.

From the description of Joseph Joachim letter to Alfred Hipkins, circa 1880?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57071429

Austro-Hungarian violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher.

From the description of [Andantino, oboe, piano] : autograph manuscript, 1850 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566518

From the description of Signature, dated : Birmingham, 30 March [n.y.]., 1831-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578663

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 5 March [1878], to Herr [Eduard] Speyer, 1878 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578657

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin], 26 April 1878, to an unidentified recipient, 1878 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578659

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hamburg, [n.d.], to an unidentified organist, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578666

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1883 Mar. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566512

From the description of Autograph envelope : postmarked Hanover, 15 February [no year], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578648

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. Helen Roney [sister of Mrs. Charles Dickens], [between 1863 and 1870] Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578653

From the description of [Cadenza for a violin concerto in E by Viotti]. 23. Novbr. 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566516

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 26 March [1886], to F[erdinand] Praeger, 1886 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270918375

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 1 April 1904, to Lord Alverstone, 1904 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873451

Violinist, 1831-1907

From the guide to the Joseph Joachim Collection, 1870-1907, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)


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