Famous Violinists of Today and Yesterday
Henry Lahee was a 19th-century music historian and writer known for his references on and biographical sketches of famous musicians. One of his best works was his Famous Violinists of Today and Yesterday a treatise recounting the music, lives, and careers of famous violinists. In this work, Lahee covers numerous violinists but none more important than Niccolo Paganini. Even today, Paganini is considered to be one of, if not the most important violinists ever to play. His virtuosity, incredible composition, and concert performances placed him at the top of the musical world in the 19th-century. Other notable composers and musicians featured in this work include Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn. Illustrated. Indexed.