Wilhelm Hill

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902)

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

Violin Sonata in e minor, Op. 20

(for violin and piano)
7:38 I. Allegro non troppo
5:13 II. Andante sostenuto
3:36 III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
7:12 IV. Allegro moderato
Duration: 24 minutes (approximately)
Published: 1878, Frankfurt a/M: Th. Henkel (age 39-40)
Dedication: Heinrich Henkel
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Holler, Guttenberg
I. Allegro non troppo
Holler, Guttenberg
II. Andante sostenuto
Holler, Guttenberg
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Holler, Guttenberg
IV. Allegro moderato
From Edition Silvertrust

Wilhelm Hill 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.

The Violin Sonata in e minor, Op.20 dates from 1860. It was dedicated to his teacher Henkel. It is a lovely mid Romantic era work in four movements: Allegro non troppo, Andante sostenuto, Scherzo allegro vivace and Allegro moderato.

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