Resources For Composers: Violin Pedagogy

I’m writing a string quartet and have been reviewing violin technique. I though it would be helpful to compile a list of the classics of violin pedagogy: method books, treatises, exercises and so forth. Here’s the list, which I will continue to update. I’ll link to IMSLP files when they’re available. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything you consider essential.

Auer, Leopold (1845-1930)

Bang, Maia (1877-1940)

Casorti, August (1830-1867)

Flesch, Carl (1873-1944)

Galamian, Ivan (1903-1981)

  • Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching (1962)
  • Contemporary Violin Technique (1962)

Hřímalý, Jan (1844-1915)

Kreutzer, Rodolphe (1766-1831)

Paganini, Niccolò (1782-1840)

Schradieck, Henry (1846-1918)

Ševčík, Otakar (1852-1934)

Spohr, Louis (1784-1859)






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