Mollenhauer: The Infant Paganini

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  • Composer: Eduard Mollenhauer
  • Editor: Kurt Sassmannshaus
  • Instrumentation: Piano, Violin
  • Work: The Infant Paganini
  • ISMN: 9790006559732
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches
  • Pages: 10


Born in Erfurt, the composer Edward Mollenhauer (1827-1914) achieved success in America as a soloist and teacher. His best-known pieces for young violinists are The Infant Paganini and The Boy Paganini.

The Infant Paganini is a charming introduction to early virtuoso techniques. It calls for bowing techniques such as detaché, legato, spiccato and arpeggios over three strings. Players are also expected to play harmonics and pizzicato.

This showpiece can be accomplished by young violinists who can play in first to third position and who are nearing completion of the Sassmannshaus Early Start on the Violin, Volume 4.