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Zwei Duette for Violoncellos op. 52/2+3

By Jacques Offenbach

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2 cellos - Level 4
Composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880). Edited by Klaus Storck. Stapled. Performance score. Opus 52/2, 3. 23 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA06972. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA06972).

Item Number: BA.BA06972

ISBN 9790006484171. 30 x 23 cm inches. Preface: Storck, Klaus.

Only few opera goers know that Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880), the famous composer of works likeThe Tales of HoffmannorOrpheus in the Underworld, began earning his living as a cellist in theatre orchestras and as a cello virtuoso.

Cellists, however are aware of this biographical detail and admire the works that Offenbach devoted to their instrument. HisCours methodique de duos pour deux violoncellesOpp. 49-54 (published in 1847) is a cello method in the form of a collection of duets - instructive pieces conceived for the cello that are a delight to play.

The duets of medium difficulty presented here provide valuable impulses for teaching, while at the same time being charming examples of l9th century cello repertoire.

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