Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Music

CHASE

Leopold Auer

b. Veszprém, 28th May 1845. d. Loschwitz, nr. Dresden, 16th July 1930

Teachers

  • Ridley Kohne (1853-7)
  • Jacob Dont (1857-8)
  • Joseph Joachim (1863-4)

Associates

  • Clara Schumann
  • Anton Rubinstein
  • Alfredo Piatti
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Arensky
  • Taneyev
  • Glazunov
  • Saint-Saëns
  • Alfred Jaell

Biographers:

  • L.N.Raaben: Leopold Semenovich Auer (Leningrad, 1962)
  • J.W.Jartnack: Grosse Geiger unserer Zeit (Munich, 1967, 4th ed. 1993)

Professional Appointments

  • Orchestral leader in Düsseldorf (1864-6)and in Hamburg (1866-8)
  • Professor at St. Petersburg Conservatory (1868-1917)
  • Solo violin, Imperial Chapel, St. Petersburg (1868-?)
  • Conductor, Imperial Music Society Orchestra (1883, and 1887-92)

Chamber ensembles

  • Leader of Müller Quartet (c.1868)
  • Leader of Imperial Music Society String Quartet (1868-1906). Personnel: violin 2 - Pikkel, E. Mlynarsky, E. Krüger; viola - Weickmann, N. Galkin, S. Korguev, A Yung; cello - K. Davidov, A.Verzhbilovich, V. Alois

Pupils

Mischa Elman, Efrem Zimbalist, Jascha Heifetz, Cäcilia Hansen, Kathleen Parlow, May Harrison, Nathan Milstein, Oscar Shumsky.

Editions

Auer: Graded course of violin playing (Carl Fischer, 1925); Auer: Violin masterworks and their interpretation (Carl Fischer, 1925); Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV1001-6 (Carl Fischer, 1917); Beethoven: Romance, Op 40 (Carl Fischer, 1916); Beethoven: Romance, Op 50 (Carl fischer, 1919); Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op 61 (Carl Fischer, 1917); Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonatas (complete) (Carl Fischer, 1917); Brahms: Violin Concerto Op 77, (Carl Fischer, 1916); Brahms: Violin and Piano Sonatas, Op 78, 100, 108 (Carl Fischer 1915); Bruch: Violin Concerto No 2 (Carl Fischer, 1919); Dont: Violin Duos (studies with piano accomp.?) Op 35/5, Op35/15 (Carl Fischer, 1921); Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Belaieff/Boosey and Hawkes, date unknown); Goldmark: Violin Concerto (Carl Fischer, 1922); Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Carl Fischer, 1917); Mozart: Violin Concertos, K 211, 216, 218, 219 (Carl Fischer, 1921); Rode: Violin Concerto No 4 (Carl Fischer, 1931); Schumann: Die Vogel als Prophet (arr. Auer)(J.H.Zimmermann, 1913); Spohr: Violin Concerto No 2 (Carl Fischer, 1922); Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Rahler, 1900 NB also the revision of Auer's edition by Max Rostal); Tchaikovsky: Duo, violin and piano (to be identified) (Carl Fischer 1918); Vieuxtemps: Preludio, Op 43 (Augener, 1911); Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No 4, Op 31 (Augener, 1911); Vieuxtemps: Duo, violin and piano, Op 35 (Fantasia appasionata) (Augener, date unknown); Vitali: Chaconne (ed. David/Charlier/Auer (Schirmer, 1921).

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