Julius Klengel (1859 - 1933)
Julius Klengel (24 September 1859 ? 27 October 1933) was a German cellist who is most famous for his etudes and solo pieces written for the instrument.
Born in Leipzig, the son of a lawyer who was a fine amateur musician and a friend of Mendelssohn, Klengel studied with Emil Hegar in his youth. After his 15th birthday, Klengel joined the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, where Hegar played first cello, and began touring Europe and Russia. Klengel also became a soloist at that point, frequently giving solo performances.
Klengel rose to become principal cellist of the orchestra, aged 22, in ... (Read all)