12 etudes by Felipe Libon, edited by Stuart Sankey.
Felipe (Philippe) Libon (1775 - 1838) was a French violin virtuoso and composer of Spanish descent. A pupil of the famous Italian violinist Giovanni Battista Viotti, Libon also studied composition with Giovanni Battista Cimador. He performed the premieres of some of the Haydn string quartets in London, attracting the praise of the composer, and was later in the service of Joséphine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Libon's performing fame was eventually eclipsed by that of Paganini in the 1820s, but his etudes for violin endured in the repertoire, and, as seen here, have been arranged for other instruments.