Compiled by Alwin Schroeder, a former cellist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an experienced teacher, this collection of 80 exercises constitutes the first book of a three-volume set. Schroeder drew upon his extensive experience to create original tudes for instructing students, and in this work he combines them with several others by his distinguished nineteenth-century European colleagues: Karl Schr der. Ferdinand B chler, Friedrich Dotzauer, Auguste Franchomme, Friedrich Gr tzmacher, and Sebastian Lee. The carefully selected studies are arranged in order of increasing complexity, and Schroeder provides suggestions for fingering, bowing, and dynamics. Cello students and teachers will find these exercises a splendid resource for the improvement of technique and performance.
About the Author
Alwin Schroeder (1855-1928) was born into a family of musicians and was an instructor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Leipzig, Germany, before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra. From 1891 to 1907 he performed with the Boston-based Kneisel Quartet, the United States' leading string quartet of that era.