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Jan Kubelik Bronze Plaque

Jan Kubelik bronze
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Jan Kubelík bas relief. Decorative plaque for the famous musician. Artist signed H. Kautsch, app. 1905.

Size: 2,1 x 2,8 inches (5,2 x 7 cm), 96 gram, fine condition.

Jan Kubelík (1880 –1940) was a Czech violinist and composer.

As a child, he used to practice 10 to 12 hours a day, or "until my fingers started to bleed." After 1898, he toured as a soloist, soon becoming renowned for his great virtuosity and flawless intonation, and his very full and noble tone. He played a Guarneri del Gesu and also two Stradivarius violins: he acquired the 1715 Stradivarius Emperor in 1910.

He wrote music, including six violin concertos, and continued to perform in public until his death, with a pause between the end of World War I and 1920, during which period he composed. In 1920 he resumed his concert career, but with the advent of Jascha Heifetz, his career dwindled somewhat. In 1917, he was elected as an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity by the fraternity's Alpha Chapter at the New England Conservatory in Boston.




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