18th century Italy was the place for cellists to start out. Since it was the birthplace of the Violoncello it makes sense that so many excellent players came from it as well. Not only is the first Cello Sonata by the earliest known cello virtuoso, “Domenico of the Violoncello”, but by the end of the 18th century we have one the most prolific composers known. He was not only a famous composer but was a cellist as well. Can you guess? A Hint: initials L.B.
August Nölck’s 10 Etudes Op. 24 for cello: they are great for students having already learned 4th position and are comfortable with shifting. A link to greater facility and fluid playing.
Use new music in lesson or for fun. Play duets of cellist/composers like Sebastian Lee, Carl Schröder, and Hugo Schlemüller.