His trios were, indeed, published under the title of "pianoforte sonatas with accompaniment of violin and violoncello"; but this in no way militates against the above remarks as to their proper method of performance nowadays, when we take into consideration the greater strength of tone of the modern pianoforte, especially in the bass, and the fact that in no case could a violinist consent to play as an accompaniment such melodies as that at the beginning of the G major trio known as No.
His father, Antonio Maria Martini, a violinist, taught him the elements of music and the violin; later he learned singing and harpsichord playing from Padre Pradieri, and counterpoint from Antonio Riccieri.
Jefferson was an expert violinist, a good singer and dancer, proficient in outdoor sports, and an excellent horseman.
The appearance of the violinist Paganini in Paris, 1831, marks the starting-point of the supreme eminence Liszt ultimately attained as a virtuoso.
SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE (1847-), British composer, son of an eminent Edinburgh violinist and conductor, was born on the 22nd of August 1847.
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