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.
As can be seen from the covers below, items were classified in three levels of difficulty: leicht (easy), mittel (medium) and schwer (difficult).

Editors

Publishers

Template

Contents

1st series
100 items including:
Second Series
100 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.

Images

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