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Editor: Josef Hellmesberger

Joseph Hellmesberger, jnr. ("Pepi" Hellmesberger)

b. Vienna, 9.4.1855 d. Vienna, 25.4.1907

Teacher: his father, Josef Hellmesberger, snr.

Associates: Hans Richter, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Rosé

Professional appointments

  • Solo violin at the Hofoper and the Hofkapelle, 1878.
  • Director of ballet music and concertmaster at the Hofoper, 1884.
  • Vice-Kapellmeister, 1889.
  • Hofkapellmeister, 1899
  • Director, Vienna Philharmonic, 1901-3.
  • In 1903, Josef Hellmesberger resigned his official positions in Vienna, following a scandalous affair with a ballet dancer. In 1904-5 he was Kapellmeister in Stuttgart.

Chamber ensembles: Joseph jnr. joined the Hellmesberger Quartet in 1870. After his father's retirement in 1889, he took over its leadership: the other members were Julius Egghart (violin 2), Theodor Schwendt (viola), and his brother Ferdinand (cello). The quartet was dissolved in 1905, when Ferdinand moved to Berlin (see below).

Pupils: George Enescu [more to follow].

Editions

Title Composer Work Publisher Publication No. Date
24 Caprices Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph Caprices (24) Cranz 1885 View
24 Caprices Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph Caprices (24) Universal UE55 1901 View
Concert Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto August Cranz 200 1901 View
Concert 22 Viotti, Giovanni Battista Violin Concerto no. 22 Universal U.E.47 1901 View
Concerto Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Violin Concerto in E minor Cranz 1898 View
Concerto Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto No. 12 in A major Cranz 1898 View
Concerto Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph Violin Concerto no. 11 in D major Universal UE46 1901 View
Concerto no 6 Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto no. 6 in G minor Cranz 1899 View
Concerto no 7 Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto no. 7 in E minor Cranz 1898 View
Concerto no 8 Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph Violin Concerto no. 8 in E minor Cranz 301 0 View
Concerto no 9 Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto no. 9 in D minor Cranz 1900 View
Concerto no. 11 Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto no. 11 in G Cranz 1900 View
Concerto no. 4 Rode, Jacques Pierre Joseph Violin Concerto no. 4 in A major Universal UE42 0 View
Concerto no. 8 Spohr, Louis Violin Concerto no. 8 in A minor, 'Gesangsscene' Cranz 1898 View
Klavierquintett Schumann, Robert Piano Quintet Universal 790 1903 View
Quartett Schumann, Robert Piano Quartet Universal 878 1903 View
Sechs Sonaten Bach, Johann Sebastian Solo Sonatas and Partitas Peters 228a 1865 View
Sonatinen Schubert, Franz Violin Sonatas (Sonatinas) Universal 226 1903 View
Streichquartette Beethoven, Ludwig van String Quartets (complete editions) Universal 1905 View