Dont, Kreutzer, Rode: three of the most prominent violin pedagogues of the nineteenth century are united here in one volume. At the outset of the nineteenth century, Rodolphe Kreutzer and Pierre Rode each composed epochal collections of studies (see HN 1177 and HN 1186); in 1852, as an introduction to these two standard works, Jakob Dont wrote his exceptionally helpful 24 Preparatory Exercises op. 37, which even today no student of the violin can avoid. Their success is also evident from the fact that numerous revised editions were published in the twentieth century by violinists such as Hans Sitt, Carl Flesch, 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, in an outstandingly legible musical text. The prominent violin pedagogue Paul Roczek acted as a consultant for this edition and carefully supplemented Dont’s original marking.
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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