Bernhard Romberg, Beethoven's colleague, writes about ease, grace and beauty in his cello method of 1840. To achieve goals of that noble caliber requires a solid technique. The 77 etudes compiled here are highly effective for technical progress. They are also attractive pieces which may be chosen as encores.
The compilation is dedicated to the extraordinary English cellist Leo Stern (1862-1904) and contains a multitude of bios and photographs of past cello masters.