Wilhelm Hill

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902)

Nationality: German
Born: March 28, 1838, Fulda Died: June 6, 1902, Homburg, Saarland (age 64)

2 Romances, Op. 22

(for viola and piano)
3:37 I. Andante cantabile
4:28 II. Andante espressivo
Duration: 9 minutes (approximately)
Published: 1869 (age 30-31)
Dedication: Istrid Jacobson
1 recording, 2 videos
autoopen autoplay
Martin Rummel, Gerda Guttenberg
I. Andante cantabile
Martin Rummel, Gerda Guttenberg
II. Andante espressivo
From Edition Silvertrust

Wilhelm Hill Wilhelm Hill's Two Romances for Cello and Piano were completed sometime around 1870 and composed for a cellist colleague, Istrid Jacobson. Both are lovely emotive works which take full advantage of the cello's singing qualities.

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902) was born in the German city of Fulda. He studied piano and violin locally before moving to Frankfurt where he studied with Heinrich Henkel and Johann Christian Haupff. Except for a few short intervals, Hill remained in Frankfurt for the rest of his life where he gained a reputation both as a piano teacher and composer. He knew and was on friendly terms with many of the important composers of his day including Brahms, Anton Rubinstein and Louis Spohr. Spohr's high praise of Hill's first piano trio helped to make him better known in chamber music circles around Frankfurt. He wrote in most genres and, as far as chamber music goes, composed two piano trios, a string quartet, several instrumental sonatas and this piano quartet.

© Edition Silvertrust. Used by permission. All rights reserved.