Die hohe Schule des Violinspiels (David, Ferdinand)

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Work Title Die hohe Schule des Violinspiels
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This extremely popular collection of 20 eighteenth-century works was arranged by Ferdinand David and first published by Breitkopf & Härtel in May of 1867, with another 3 works appearing in October of 1872. Along with several reissues by Breitkopf, the collection was extensively reprinted by other publishers in the decades following David's death, most often with editorial additions from well-known violinists and pedagogues. Despite some serious criticism from the musicologist Hans Joachim Moser for indulging in heavy and overly romantic editing of the original works, the collection remains an important milestone in the re-introduction of Baroque style.

It was also issued in a viola version Die hohe Schule des Violaspiels in 1899, arranged by Friedrich Hermann
The series Die hohe Schule des Violoncellspiels arranged by Friedrich Grützmacher, published by Breitkopf 1891-1905, contains 11 different works, only three of which are from the Baroque period.
See also the detailed article at CHASE.

Arranger and Editors

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)
Henri Petri (1853–1914) - revision issued by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1910
Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907) - viola version issued by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1899


Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1867). Plates 11301-11320, in 3 volumes
Zweite folge (3 works by Leclair), n.d.(1872)
Reissue - n.d.(1879)
Reissue - n.d.(1891), in 2 volumes (edited by Petri)
Reissue - n.d.(1910). Plates V.A. 1992-1993 (edited by Petri)
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