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Leopold Auer.
Leopold Auer.

Leopold Auer (In Hungarian: Auer Lipót), (June 7, 1845July 15, 1930) was a Hungarian violinist, teacher, conductor and composer. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (457x700, 29 KB) Leopold Auer hungarian Violist from Project Gutenberg File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leopold Auer ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (457x700, 29 KB) Leopold Auer hungarian Violist from Project Gutenberg File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leopold Auer ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... July 15 is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


Auer was born in Veszprém to a Jewish family, but became a Christian later in life. He first studied violin with a local concertmaster. He later continued his studies with Ridley Kohné in Budapest, Jacques Dont in Vienna and finally Joseph Joachim in Hanover. He settled in St. Petersburg and taught at the conservatoire there from 1868 to 1917, taking over the position after the death of Cesare Pugni. During that time he was also lead violinist of the orchestra of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres - Peterhof, and the Hermitage Theatre, and especially the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre (until 1886), and the Mariinsky Theatre (until 1917). While playing in the orchestra of the Imperial Theatres Auer performed nearly all of violin solos in the ballets of Marius Petipa, created for the Imperial Ballet, as well as all for the Imperial Italian Opera. Veszprém (in Slovak Vesprím) is a city with county rights in western Hungary. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Joseph Joachim Joseph Joachim (June 28, 1831 – August 15, 1907) (pronounced YO-a-chim) was a violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. ... Hanover (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Theatre Square and the conservatory in 1913. ... Maestro Cesare Pugni, London, circa 1843 Cesare Pugni (31 May 1802?, Genoa?, Italy — 26 January 1870, St. ... Peterhof: the Samson Fountain and Sea Channel Peterhof (Russian: , Petergof, originally Piterhof, Dutch for Peters Court) is a series of palaces and gardens, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great, and sometimes called the Russian Versailles. It is located about twenty kilometers west and six kilometers south... The State Hermitage Museum (Russian: ) in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest and oldest art galleries and museums of human history and culture in the world. ... The St. ... The Maryinsky (or Mariinsky) Theatre (or Theater), is the St Petersburg theatre where the Mariinsky Ballet is located. ... Marius Petipa, Circa 1890 Marius Petipa (11 March 1818 – 14 July 1910) - Unrivaled ballet master of the Tsars Imperial Ballet of St. ... Carlotta Brianza and Paul Gerdt of the Imperial Ballet as Princess Aurora and Prince Desire in the 1890 premiere of the Sleeping Beauty. ...


In 1918 he moved to the United States of America, eventually teaching at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ...


Auer is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues and as one of the most sought-after teachers for gifted pupils. He taught many violinists who later became famous, including Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, Efrem Zimbalist, Benno Rabinof, and Oscar Shumsky. Mischa Elman Mischa Elman (January 20, 1891 – April 5, 1967) was a Ukrainian-born violinist, famed for his passionate style and the beauty of his tone. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nathan Mironovich Milstein (31 December 1903 — 21 December 1992) was a Ukrainian-born violinist who took United States citizenship in 1942 after spending much of his life there. ... Efrem Zimbalist, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Efrem Zimbalist (9/21 April 1889 - February 22, 1985) was one of the worlds most prominent concert violinists, as well as a composer, teacher and conductor. ... Benno and Sylvia Rabinof were a violin and piano duo. ... Oscar Shumsky (March 23, 1917 – July 24, 2000) was an American violinist born in Philadelphia to Russian parents. ...


A number of composers dedicated pieces to Auer, although he initially refused to play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, despite being the dedicatee, because he regarded the work as unplayable. He did play the work later in his career, however, with alterations in certain passages. Performances of the Tchaikovsky concerto by his students (with the exception of Nathan Milstein's) were also based on Auer's edition. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайкoвский, Pëtr Il’ič ÄŒajkovskij;  )[1] (7 May [O.S. 25 April] 1840 – 6 November [O.S. 25 October] 1893), was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. ... The Violin Concerto in D major, Op. ... Nathan Mironovich Milstein (31 December 1903 — 21 December 1992) was a Ukrainian-born violinist who took United States citizenship in 1942 after spending much of his life there. ...


Auer wrote a small number of works for his instrument, including the Rhapsodie hongroise for violin and piano. He also wrote a number of cadenzas for other composers' violin concertos including those by Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Brahms (see Violin Concerto (Beethoven) and Violin Concerto (Brahms)). He also wrote two books: Violin Playing as I Teach It (1920), and My Long Life in Music (1923). A cadenza is usually now taken to mean a portion of a concerto in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time (without a strict, regular pulse) and can be written or improvised, depending on what the composer specifies. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. ... A portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Ludwig van Beethoven (IPA: ), (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (IPA: , baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major was written in 1806. ... The Violin Concerto in D major by Johannes Brahms, his opus 77, is one of the best-known of all violin concertos. ...


Auer died in Loschwitz, a suburb of Dresden, Germany and was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Loschwitz is a district of Dresden, Germany. ... Dresden (Sorbian: Drježdźany; etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Czech: ) is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. ... Founded in 1903, the non-sectarian Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum is located on Secor Road in the hamlet of Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, about 25 miles north of New York City. ... Hartsdale is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. ...


The jazz vibraphonist, Vera Auer, is a niece of Leopold. Actor Mischa Auer (born Mischa Ounskowsky) was his grandson. The composer György Ligeti (the name Ligeti is a Hungarian equivalent of the German name Auer) was his great-nephew. Mischa Auer (17 November 1905 in St. ... György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer born in Romania who later became an Austrian citizen. ...


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  • Leopold Auer at Find-A-Grave

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Leopold Auer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
Leopold Auer (June 7, 1845 – July 15, 1930) was a Hungarian violinist, teacher, conductor and composer.
Auer died in Loschwitz, a suburb of Dresden, Germany and was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
The jazz vibraphonist, Vera Auer, is a niece of Leopold.
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