The Viennese Jakob Dont is considered one of the most important violin pedagogues of the nineteenth century and wrote numerous study pieces that are indispensable classics of the pedagogical literature for the violin to this day. Among them are, foremost, his 24 “Études et Caprices” op. 35, which were written between 1840 and 1849 but issued in their definitive form by Dont in an overhauled anthology from 1880. This very advanced collection of etudes (conservatory level) was rapidly so successful that innumerable new, mostly heavily reworked editions appeared in the twentieth century from violinists such as Carl Flesch, Max Rostal, or Ivan Galamian. Now for the first time, G. Henle Publishers’ Urtext edition restores access to the unadulterated original with Dont’s authentic fingering and bowing suggestions, and in impressive graphic quality with practical fold-out pages. World-class violinist and prominent pedagogue Antje Weithaas acted as a consultant for this edition and carefully supplemented Dont’s original marking.
- Études et Caprices for Violin solo op. 35
Jakob Dont (1815 – 88) was one of the most important violin teachers of the 19th century. He spent his whole life in his native city of Vienna and, despite his outstanding ability as a violinist, decided against a potential international solo career in order to devote himself to orchestral playing and teaching. At the young age of 16 he had joined the Vienna … more