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Techniques in David Popper's Hohe Schule des Violoncello-Spiels, op. 73


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Allan-Eames, F 2013 , 'Techniques in David Popper's Hohe Schule des Violoncello-Spiels, op. 73', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Virtuoso cellist, pedagogue and composer, David Popper was an instrumental
figure in the development of cello technique in the late nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries. Popper's technical principles and
innovations are laid down in his monumental work the Hohe Schule des
Violoncello-Spiels. Certainly his greatest contribution, these forty immensely
challenging and musically-rewarding etudes are now studied all
over the world. A thorough understanding of the many techniques required
in these etudes, as well as effective practice methods, are crucial
for a cellist's development of technical skills. These techniques and
practice methods have been somewhat overlooked in the available literature.
Previous discussions focus on only one or two techniques for each
etude, however these etudes require many more techniques than have
been acknowledged. These techniques are common to all members of the
violin family and can be applied to any repertoire requiring these techniques.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Allan-Eames, F
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