Monday 11 November 1901 3:00PM

Carl Flesch violin; Georg Liebling piano; George H. Clutsam accompanist

Paganini, Chopin, JS Bach and more


  • Carl Flesch violin* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Georg Liebling piano
  • George H. Clutsam accompanist

The Wigmore Hall debut of the acclaimed Hungarian violinist and pedagogue Carl Flesch. Born in 1873, he studied first in Vienna and later in Paris with Martin Marsick, where his fellow students included Fritz Kreisler. During the 1890s he performed throughout Europe both as a soloist and as leader of the Queen's String Quartet of Bucharest, where he also began what would become an enduring and influential teaching career, with students including Ida Haendel and Yfrah Neaman.

In this concert, the first of two in November 1901, he was joined by the German pianist and composer Georg Liebling, who studied with Liszt and had been court pianist to Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. On this occasion he gave the first performances of three of his own works.

  • Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
        • Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op. 6 MS21 (arranged in D major)
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Fantasy in F minor Op. 49
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004
        • V. Chaconne
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
      • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
        • Walther's Preislied (arr. August Wilhelmj)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
        • Aria
  • Georg Liebling (1865-1946)
      • 2 Impromptus Op. 53
        • No. 1 Impromptu in C major (world première)
      • Pieces Op. 24
        • Tears (world première)
        • Caprice Op. 45 (world première)
  • Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)
        • Hejre Kati (Scènes de la Csárda no.4) Op. 32

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