Erik Veldkamp has been transcribing and adapting classic study literature for the trumpet for many years now, and each one brings a fresh new perspective to the art of trumpet practice. This book, “The High School of Trumpet Playing” is an adaptation of David Popper’s “High School of Cello Playing,” and is a wealth of fantastic melodic and technical material.
An admired contemporary of Liszt and Brahms, the widely-travelled Bohemian-born virtuoso cellist and influential pedagogue David Popper composed prolifically for his instrument. His High School of Cello Playing comprises forty etudes (18 of which are adapted here) which have remained essential for both aspiring and advanced players for more than a century. These studies rise above the level of mere exercises in technique, no lesser light than Pablo Casals declaring that “no other composer wrote better for the instrument.”
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