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Book 3: Cello Warm-ups in the Lower Positions by Marion Feldman
Exercise warm-ups by Libby Freidman and related repertoire materials by Merk, Duport, Dotzauer, Klengel Scales, broken thirds, chords and chord patterns, finger patterns in thirds and sixths and double stops.
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Book 2: Cello Warm-ups in Thumb Position By Marion Feldman
Exercise warm-ups by Libby Freidman and related repertoire materials by Breval, Locatelli, Goltermann, and etude excerpts by Popper, Grützmacher and Piatti Thumb position scales, Thumb position arpeggios, long shifts in thirds, octaves and sixths, diminished chord patterns. (Now available on www.amazon.com)
The first in a series of books designed to expand the cello student s technical facility, Cello Power: Book 1 Thumb Position Duets for Two Cellos focuses on strengthening the difficult skill set surrounding thumb position in the left hand. World renowned cellist and pedagogue, Marion Feldman, has arranged these classic duets by James Hook with this goal in mind. Each duet features two parts of equal difficulty written in treble and tenor clef, allowing students to switch parts, accompany each other, or play with their teacher. This book is an excellent transitional tool between the initial introduction of thumb position technique and the more advanced studies by Popper, Grützmacher, and Piatti.
Cello legend Jacqueline du Pré’s (1945—1987) timeless musical voice has inspired the greatest of today’s cellists to study her techniques right down to the intimate minutiae of her most famous performances. In this very special edition of Sir Edward Elgar’s Concerto in E Minor Op. 85, world-renowned performer and teacher, Marion Feldman, has delivered a transcription of unprecedented detail. Feldman has carefully documented every articulation, fingering, and bowing found in a video recording of du Pré, which, coupled with Feldman’s extensive experience with the instrument, makes this an indispensable resource for students and professionals alike.
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Cello legend Jacqueline du Pré (1945—1987) has a timeless musical voice. Best remembered for her recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, du Pré’s repertoire spanned from Bach to Bruch. Marion Feldman has selected seven works from du Pré’s repertoire for this collection, providing editorial guidance and transcription of du Pré’s fingerings and bowings. Of special interest is a transcription of du Pré’s Elgar Concerto, observing attention to detail of her performance. Also included is Fauré’s Elégie, Saint-Saëns’ Allegro appassionato, Bach’s Arioso from Cantata No. 156, Schumann’s Fantasiestück, Bruch’s Kol Nidre, and von Paradis’ Sicilienne. Included are numerous exclusive photographs and recollections of du Pré from Eugenia Zukerman. The fourth in Carl Fischer Music’s Cello Legacy series, this volume is a much anticipated gem for cellists and fans of Jacqueline du Pré.
This collection is dedicated to the legacy of the world-renowned cellist Emanuel Feuermann and comprises six pieces often performed throughout his extensive career. The works are presented with updated fingerings and bowings by cellist pedagogue Marion Feldman. Three are unique, never-before published arrangements of repertoire masterpieces made by the cellist himself. Included in this volume are copies of Feuermann’s original manuscripts of the famous Polonaise Brilliante by Chopin, the Handel Adagio and Allegro, and Tartini’s Variations on a Corelli Theme. Also, the fingerings and bowings for the Dvorˇák Rondo were transcribed directly from a film of a Feuermann performance. Completing the collection are insightful interviews with Feuermann’s granddaughter, Marika Hughes, an essay on interpretation penned by the cellist, and a collection of photographs showcasing performances and off-stage life. This well-rounded legacy is a welcome addition to every cellist’s library, and a fitting tribute to one of the instrument’s liveliest virtuosos.
This collection, compiled and edited by Marion Feldman, is dedicated to the legacy of Mstislav Rostropovich. The nine works presented were performed throughout his career and reflect his depths of virtuosity and interpretation. The pieces include eighteenth-century classics from Popper and Goltermann, Russian romantic works by Tchaikovsky, Cui and Rimsky-Korsakov, and twentieth-century masterpieces by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff. All pieces are newly engraved and contain updated fingerings and bowings. Unique to this edition are a collection of rarely seen photos, as well as two interviews with Maestro Rostropovich and his daughter, Olga. A befitting tribute to the beloved virtuoso, artist and statesmen and a welcome addition to any musical library.
This collection is dedicated to the legacy of Pablo Casals. It comprises ten pieces that he often performed throughout his extensive career. His great love of Bach is reflected by his arrangements of the Adagio from the Toccata in C Major for organ, and the Chorale Prelude from Jesu, meine Freude. The great Catalan-Spanish tradition from which he came speaks out in the Intermezzo from Granados "opera Goyescas and Casals" own Cant dell Ocells (Song of the Birds). Two other pieces in this collection, Mazurkain G minor and Vito, were composed by David Popper, who is remembered today as the leader of the Hungarian school of cello playing. Casals often played many of thesevirtuoso pieces for the cello as encores on his programs. The ten pieces in this collection contain updated fingerings and bowings, and the book also features rarely-seen photos of Casals himself. For intermediate to advanced players.