Volume/Series: Barenreiter’s Sassmannshaus
Product Format: Performance score(s)
Instrumentation: Cello (2)
By now learners have reached a level of achievement that allows them to venture into the ‘genuine’ cello literature, partially while studying Volume 4. Additional material can be found, for example, in Sebastian Lee’s “Forty Easy Etudes”, op. 70 (BA 9401), and David Popper’s “Fifteen Easy Melodic-Harmonic Etudes”, op. 76, no. 1 (BA 6979). After this, the collection “Concert Pieces for Cello and Piano” (BA 9695) and the series Bärenreiter’s Concert Pieces, likewise edited by Christoph Sassmannshaus, contain many musically rewarding pieces that form a bridge to the standard repertoire of the cello.
In 1976 Egon Sassmannshaus, one of the most experienced and renowned violin teachers in Germany, published his tutor “Früher Anfang auf dem Cello”. This standard work for young string players quickly became the most popular and best-selling tutor in the German-speaking countries for beginners on this instrument. His son-in-law Michael Corssen, the co-author of Volumes 3 and 4, is a baroque cellist and conductor who heads a music school in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Egon Sassmannshaus’s son, Kurt Sassmannshaus, functioned as co-editor of the English-language edition, “Early Start on the Cello” (BA 8996, BA 8997, BA 8998, BA 8999), adapting his father’s successful tutor to meet the needs and requirements of English-speaking children.
The combined knowledge and experience of the Sassmannshaus/Corssen family make these four volumes the most thoroughly researched and thought-through cello tutor for beginners all over the world.
Publisher Item Number: BA 8999