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Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (Composer)

Born: 8th June 1812, Brno, Czechia

Died: 8th October 1865, Nice, France

Nationality: Czech

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was a Moravian-Jewish violinist, violist and composer. He was seen as the outstanding violinist of his time and one of Niccolò Paganini's greatest successors. He contributed to polyphonic playing and discovered new ways to compose polyphonic violin music. His most famous, and technically difficult, compositions include the sixth of his Polyphonic Studies "Die letzte Rose", and Grand Caprice on Schubert's "Erlkönig".

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