Joachim, Joseph

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Basic data

  1. June 28, 1831 in Kittsee bei Preßburg
  2. August 15, 1907 in Berlin
  3. Violinist, Dirigent, Komponist
  4. Berlin, Hannover, Weimar

Iconography

(Source: Wikimedia)
(Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim's birth house in Kittsee (Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim's birth house in Kittsee today (Source: Wikimedia)
Memorial plaque on his birth house (Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim by John Singer Sargent, 1904 (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph and Amalie Joachim (Source: Wikimedia)
The famous Joachim Quartet. From left to right: Robert Hausmann (cello), Josef Joachim (1st violin), Emanuel Wirth (viola), and Karel Halíř (2nd violin). (Source: Wikimedia)
The Joachim Quartet performing in the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin—an engraving based on a painting (currently lost) by Felix Possart, published as a Beilage to the Zeitschrift der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft 4/5 (1903), between pp. 240 and 241. (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Joachim, by Philip Alexius de László, 1903 (Source: Wikimedia)
Amalie's and Joseph's grave in Berlin-Charlottenburg (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Joachim (Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim and Clara Schumann (1854), drawing by Adolph Menzel (Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim at age 53 (Source: Wikimedia)
Joachim and the young Franz von Vecsey. Note the strongly incurving, arthritic first finger of his left hand. The chair in which he is sitting was a special present to him. He willed it to Donald Tovey, and it is now owned by the University of Edinburgh Museum.[74] (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Joachim (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Joachim (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Joseph Joachim, Eduard Kühnel - 1851/1860 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des J. Joachim, Wilhelm Rohr - um 1870 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

Biographical information from the WeGA

  • Sohn des Wollhändlers Julius Joachim (ca. 1791–1865) und dessen Frau Fanny, geb. Figdor (ca. 1791–1867)
  • trat bereits in jungen Jahren als Wunderkind auf
  • studierte bei Georg Hellmesberger und Joseph Böhm in Wien, ab 1843 bei Ferdinand David in Leipzig
  • wurde 1849 von Liszt als Konzertmeister nach Weimar berufen
  • 1853–1864 Königlicher Konzertmeister in Hannover
  • seit 1868 Direktor der Königlichen Musikhochschule in Berlin und Senatsmitglied der Akademie der Künste
  • gehörte zum engsten Freundeskreis um Robert und Clara Schumann

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