Format : Sheet music
for Violoncellos-Playing score.Only few opera goers know that Jacques Offenbach (1819 1880) the famous composer of works like The Tales of Hoffmann or Orpheus 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. His Cours méthodique de duos pour deux violoncelles Opp. 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 valuableimpulses for teaching while at the same time being charming examples of 19th century Cello repertoire.