Willem Ten Have 1831-1924

July 12, 2010 at 11:04 PM ·

All credit for this page must go to Gloria Schroeder of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She has spent innumerable hours on genealogical research on Ten Have. We are extremely grateful to her for sharing her work.  Posted with permission - E-mail to Mr. Nieweg 7/9/2010

Willem Ten Have was born 12 August, 1831 in Amsterdam, Holland to Francois Ten
Have and Anna Cornelia Veelwaard, the youngest of 6 children.
He was a student of Charles De Bériot, becoming a famous violinist in
Europe. (Ten Have later bought two violins from De Bériot, one being the famous
Guarnari del Jesu De Bériot 1744, now owned by Ruggiero Ricci.)

Ten Have moved to France, teaching at the University in Lyon, where he married
Jeanne Roger in 1868. They had one son and one daughter, both of whom became
musicians. Sometime later, Willem gave up his teaching position, moving to

He composed at least 40 works for the violin. The last that Gloria could find
mentioned is a Serenade op.40 for full Orchestra dated 1922.The Allegro
Brilliant, dedicated to his son, Jean is probably his most well-known piece.
In 1924, Willem Ten Have died of pneumonia at the age of 93.

There is a high resolution photograph from the University of Frankfurt Library
in the University of Frankfurt Archive.

Compositions for Violin by Willem Ten Have
These were all written by 1893, the date of an advertisement on the cover of
Allegro Brillant. All seem to have published by < i>Laudy & Co. of London and


Op. 7. Morceau de Salon
Op. 11. Boléro [ (grade V standard) first page solo posted on the website. http://www.tonmus.com/docs/tenhave_bolero.pdf  piano edition] 
Op. 12. Deux Mélodies
N° 1 Romance
N° 2 Chanson du Printemps
Op. 14. Barcarolle
Op. 17. Polonaise
Op. 19. Allegro Brillant
Op. 21. N°. 1 Lied
N°. 2 Intermezzo
Op. 24. Capriccio
Op. 26. Sérénade
Op. 27. Rêverie
Op. 28. Feuillet d'Album
Op. 29. Canzona
Op. 30. Concerto
Op. 32. Suite
N°. I. Prélude
N°. 2. Menuetto
N°. 3. Cavatine
N°. 4. Moto Perpetuo
Op. 33. 2nd Polonaise
Op. 34. Saltarelle
Op. 35. Impromptu Caprice
Op. 36. Berceuse

Violin Solo

Op.15. Études de Vélocité (books 1& 2)
Op. 31. Études-Caprices


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