1920 – 2010
Eric RosenblithAll of us at Carl Fischer Music are sad to share the news of beloved violinist, teacher and composer Eric Rosenblith’s passing on December 16th, 2010. Born in Austria in 1920, he was a world-renowned performer and soloist, holding the position of concertmaster in both the Indianaopolis and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras. Rosenblith also served as the chairman of the New England Conservatory’s string department for over 25 years, as well as serving on the faculty of the Hartt School of Music. His teachers included Jacques Thubaud, Bronislaw Huberman, and Carl Flesch. Rosenblith notably revised Flesch’s Art of Violin Playing, published by Carl Fischer, acting as translator and editor. His final work with us, newly released in the fall of 2010, is Ah, You Play the Violin…: Thoughts Along the Path to Musical Artistry, which shares his lifelong knowledge in a logical progression through the intricacies of violin technique and playing and a concise discussion of issues related to “a young musician’s journey from the early stages of study to full professionalism and artistry.”

Rosenblith’s wisdom and kindness will be greatly missed. A heartfelt and thorough obituary in the Boston Globe can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Carol Rosenblith

The Art of Violin Playing, Book One
By Carl Flesch

Annotation by A. Mutter
Edited and Translated
   by Eric Rosenblith

Carl Fischer Music
O5365 • $33.95

The Art of Violin Playing, Book Two:
Artistic Realization and Instruction
By Carl Flesch

Edited and Translated by
   Eric Rosenblith

Carl Fischer Music
BF20 • $29.95

"Ah, You Play the Violin...":
Thoughts along the Path to Musical Artistry
By Eric Rosenblith

Foreword by Gunther Schuller

Carl Fischer Music
BF59 - $24.95

Austrian-born violin pedagogue Eric Rosenblith shares his thoughts and musings on his craft and career in “Ah, You Play the Violin…": Thoughts along the Path to Musical Artistry. This book reveals that there are many thoughts and ideas – aside from those learned during one’s early period of study – which can be helpful in the pursuit of one’s technical, musical and artistic goals. These helpful ideas can be extremely diverse, and the many choices which an aspiring musician/artists needs to make should ideally be intimately connected with his or her own individual personality, temperament and physique. This approach will produce a broad outlook at multiple benefits for one’s professional and artistic future. A foreword by musician, author and historian Gunther Schuller is included.

These Rosenblith books are available through your favorite music dealer or online at
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