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Robert Emil Bockmühl » Etudes classiques

A collection of extracts from cello sonatas and other chamber works, by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann. The first collection of this type. Chiefly of interest for his fingerings, which make extensive use of the thumb, and sometimes introduce surprsing string-crossings. Almost no expressive fingerings, except for the octave same-finger shift in the first movement of Beethoven's sonata op. 69 - this fingering is unique to Bockmühl. Note also his marking sur la chanterelle (the French word for the A string on the cello) in the slow movement of Mozart's A major quartet. Bockmühl's normal practice here would be to use the thumb; this marking stresses the melodic character of the phrase.

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Bockmühl, Robert Emil Etudes classiques André 7795 1856 View