Wilhelmj, August

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Wilhelmj, August (b Usingen, 1845; d London, 1908). Ger. violinist and teacher. Début 1854. Leipzig Cons. 1861–4 with Ferdinand David. World tour 1878–82. Led orch. at first Bayreuth Fest. 1876 and for Wagner's concerts in London 1877. Taught at Blasewitz, Dresden, 1886–94. Prof. of vn. GSMD from 1894. Comp. str. qt. and works for vn. and orch. Wrote cadenzas for classical vn. concs. Arr. Bach melody as Air on the G string and Wagner's Träume for vn. and small orch.