Carl Flesch (October 9, 1873 - November
14, 1944) was a violinist and teacher.
Born in Moson in Hungary, Flesch studied at the conservatoires
in Vienna and Paris. He settled in Berlin, and as well as being
known for his solo performances in a very wide range of repertoire
(from Baroque music to contemporary), gained fame as a chamber
music performer and as a violin pedagogue. He published a number
instructional books including Die Kunst des Violin-Spiels (1923).
Among his pupils were Ida Haendel and Henryk Szeryng, and he was
consulted by Louis Krasner over technical difficulties in the Violin
Concerto by Alban Berg which Krasner was to premiere.
Flesch owned the Brancaccio Stradivarius, but had to sell it in
1928 after losing all his money on the New York Stock Exchange.
Carl Flesch died in Lucerne.
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