Wohlfahrt Op. 45: Sixty Studies for the Violin, Book 1 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol.838)
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this Wohlfahrt Op. 45: Sixty Studies for the Violin, Book 1 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol.838)
Wohlfahrt was born and died in Leipzig, where his father, Heinrich Wohlfahrt, was a piano teacher. He wrote a series of etudes, 60 Studies for Violin, Op. 45, which are often among the first ones studied by beginning violinists and violists. He was a student of Ferdinand David.
In the preface to this book, Franz Wohlfahrt promises that If practiced carefully and intelligently, [these studies] will serve as a solid foundation for the technique of any player ambitious to become an artist.” He is right. The Op. 45 studies have been essentials in the libraries of many great teachers for years. Studies address string crossing, bow-strokes, shifting and finger-patterns.