Ferdinand David

Ferdinand David Sheet Music

  • Born
    19th June 1810
  • Died
    18th July 1873
  • Birthplace
    Hamburg, Germany

Ferdinand David was a German violin virtuoso violinist and composer. David's own compositions number about 40. They include two symphonies, five violin concertos, an opera (Hans Wacht, 1852), a string sextet for three violins, viola and two cellos, and a number of Lieder. David also composed a Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra, published by the Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, and a bassoon concertino. He made an arrangement for violin and piano of Niccolò Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, which was the version used for the world premiere integral recording of the Caprices, by Ossy Renardy and Walter Robert in 1940, the centenary of Paganini's death; this was seven years before Ruggiero Ricci made the first recording of the original solo violin version. The Chaconne in G minor attributed to Tomaso Antonio Vitali was published for the first time from a manuscript in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden in Die Hoch Schule des Violinspiels (1867) edited by Ferdinand David.

Title Form Instrument
Die hohe Schule des Violinspiels Books Solo Instrument and Piano
Violinschule Books Violin
6 Caprices, Op.9 Caprice Violin
Capricen Caprice Solo Instrument and Piano
Bassoon Concertino, Op.12 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Trombone Concertino, Op.4 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.10 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.2, Op.14 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.3, Op.17 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto No.5, Op.35 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
5 Salonstücke, Op.28 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
12 Salonstücke, Op.24 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Aus der Ferienzeit, Band 5, Op.50 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Bunte Reihe, Op.30 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Die hohe Schule des Violinspiels Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
25 Etuden, Capricien und Charakterstücke, Op.39 Etude Violin
Concert-Studien für Violine Etude Solo Instrument and Piano
Zur Violinschule, Op.44 Etude Chamber group
Zur Violinschule, Op.45 Etude Violin
Festmarsch, Op.42 March Orchestra