When did cello start gaining popularity? Who was composing for cello in the early 1700’s? This is the true introduction to the cello from “The Violoncello and Its History” by Joseph Wasielewski.
"The Violoncello and Its History" the Introduction. Joseph Wasielewski wrote a 200+ page book about the cello, where it came from, its development, and the musicians who made it happen. This is a short observation regarding the introduction of the book, which deals mostly with the viola da gamba from which the cello is derived.
Anton Hegner was an immigrant to the U.S.A. He wrote fantasias on American melodies that were popular in the late 1800's. Celebrating Independence for July 4 in America.
The conclusion of “The Violoncello and Its History. It is an overview of what Wasielewski wrote about in the preceding 200 pages of the more than 200 year history of the cello.