David Popper's Concert Schedule 1860-68

My sources are Stephen De'ak's David Popper and Clytus Gottwald's Max Seifriz: Beiträge zu Lebenslauf und Werk. Other sources are linked. Additional information is provided in brackets.

 

29 March 1860 (Royal Estates Theatre in Prague, Prague Conservatory Orchestra under Kittl)

Reviews of Major Publishers

(Presented in alphabetical order)

Ars Antiqva (Complete Instrumental Works by Vivaldi edited by Olivier Fourés) 

If you are looking to play some of the more obscure works by Vivaldi, you might start with the Ricordi complete edition (which is highly…

Critical Notes Series: David Popper's Work List and Editions

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Cellist bio: Friedrich von Mulert

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Critical Notes Series: Servais's 6 Caprices

Say the word "caprice," and our minds immediately go to Paganini and Piatti. However, other composers also wrote caprices as studies, among them François Servais (1807-66). Servais was a Belgian cello virtuoso and composer. As was typical of the Romanic…

Editions of Standard Cello Repertoire

Welcome to my comprehensive list of editions for the standard cello repertoire. I hope that you find this list helpful when choosing the right piece for yourself or your student. Each work includes a grade level 1 through 6 (based…

Critical Notes Series: Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante

Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante is undoubtedly one of the most important concertos in the cello repertoire from the last 70 years. However, the currently available edition is far from perfect. Between the solo part and orchestral score, there are dozens of…

Critical Notes Series: Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No. 2

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Critical Notes Series: Weber's Grand Potpourri

Often, when looking for the first "real" concerto to give to our students, we go to the list that includes Haydn C, Saint-Saëns 1, Lalo, and Boccherini-Grützmacher. I would like to present to you Carl Maria von Weber's Grand Potpourri…