New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Cello Power, Book 1: Thumb Position Duets for Two Cellos (BF122 – Score – $9.99) arranged by Marion Feldman.
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 Power, Book 1: Thumb Position Duets for Two Cellos is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.
Marion Feldman has been on the cello and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, College and Pre-College Divisions since 1974. She is a member of the artist cello faculty in NYU Steinhardt School, Music and Performing Arts Professions and her longest affiliation has been with CUNY Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music since 1972. Having studied with Luigi Silva, Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, Zara Nelsova, William Primrose, Artur Balsam, Louis Persinger, and Hans Letz, Feldman is truly an expert in her field and has performed around the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and master clinician.
English composer and organist James Hook enjoyed a very accomplished musical career in the late 1700s. Born in Norwich, England in 1746, Hook would go on to become the appointed organist and composer to Marylebone Gardens and the appointed organist of St. John's Horselydown, Bermondsey. Throughout his life, Hook maintained a very good reputation as a teacher of both the organ and the harpsichord while also remaining compositionally prolific, having written over 2,000 songs, a number of pedagogical materials, and works for a variety of ensembles ranging from small chamber groups to much larger operatic ensembles.
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