Der Himmel voller Geigen

Anthologie: Konzertstücke, Vortragsstücke, Salonstücke

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History

The series started in ca. 1895. Singen und Klingen, a companion series for cello edited by van Lier, Press, Kummer etc, with at least 73 items was published at the same time.

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1st series
100 items including:
  • 28 Zwölf Stücke : Op.38 No.4 In der Mühle. Gustav Hollaender
  • 38 Romanze : aus der Sonate für Violine und klavier, Op.7 Juon
  • 39 Am Meer Franz Schubert
  • 48 Burleske : Op.5, No.2 Th Rehbaum
  • 57 Zigeunerlust, Op.60 No.3 (Stern, Julius G.)
  • 70 Elegie, Op.11 (Böhmer, Alexander)
  • 78 Romanze Mestrino
  • 79 Die Biene = L 'abeille = The bee, Op.13, No.9 Francois Schubert; Michael Press
  • 85 Perpetuum Mobile :Paganini August Wilhelmj.
  • 90 Hochhzeitsmarsch : Op.61 No. 4 Mendelssohn- Julius Stern
  • 91 Barcarole : Op.135, No. 1 Louis Spohr Carl Nowotny
  • 100 Larghetto von W.A. Mozart : (Op.108 K.581) August Wilhelmj
  • 101 Slavischer Tanz : op. 39 No 2 : Polka Dvořák Bohnke 
  • 102 Nocturne Sibelius Press
  • 103 2 böhmische Vokslieder Drdla
  • 104 Kavatine : Op.85 No.3 Raff Michael Press
  • 105 Barcarolle Op.19 No.2 Juon Vecsey
  • 112 Deutsche Tänze No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Hollaender
  • Teufel-Polonaise : Op.32 Gust Graben-Hoffmann
  • La mélancolie by Georg Hellmesberger
  • Venezianisches Ständchen Carl Hofmann
  • 6 Walzer Gustav Holländer
  • Chanson russe : Op.31 Sydney Smith; Richard Tourbié
  • Behüt' dich Gott, es wär zu schön gewesen : aus der Oper: "Der Trompeter von Säkkingen" Viktor E Nessler; Richard Tourbié
  • Valse lente : aus dem Ballet "Coppelia" Léo Delibes Rich Tourbié
  • Tendre aveu : pensée intime Op.8 Alfred Nemours
  • 2 Kleine Stücke by Robert Schumann; Willy Burmester
  • Pastorale : Op.147 Spohr; Carl Nowotny
  • Romanze: Op.10 August Wilhelmj
  • Kanzonetta (aus dem Violinkonzert), Op.35, Tchaikovski,
  • La musette : air de ballet du 17e siècle. Jacques Offenbach Ad Grünwald
2nd series
at least 25 items

Comments

The title (Heaven (or the sky) is full of violins (or fiddles)) is an allusion to a German expression meaning something like "all fine and dandy" but implying that the situation could deteriorate before long. Some dictionaries suggest that it comes from mediaeval paintings in which angels in heaven are depicted playing violins.
Many of these works seem to have been reprinted in the graded series Die Wundergeige in the 1920s.

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Typical cover, 1st series
Typical cover, 2nd series