David Popper     (Stephen De'ak)     (0-87666-621-7 )
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David Popper     (Stephen De'ak)     (0-87666-621-7 )
B1368. STEPHEN DE’AK. David Popper. Neptune City, NJ, Paganiniana, 1980. 317pp. Index; List of Popper publications; Transcriptions by Popper; Numerous Photos. - 0-87666-621-7


“David Popper was born in Prague, and studied music at the Prague Conservatory. He studied the cello under Julius Goltermann (1825–1876), and soon attracted attention. He made his first tour in 1863; in Germany he was praised by Hans von Bülow (who was also a son-in-law of Franz Liszt), who recommended him to a position as Chamber Virtuoso. He made his début in Vienna in 1867, and was made principal cellist at the Hofoper. Liszt recommended Popper for a teaching position at the newly opened string department at the Conservatory at Budapest. In Budapest, he participated in the Budapest Quartet with Jenő Hubay. He and Hubay performed chamber music on more than one occasion with Johannes Brahms, including the premiere of Brahms's Piano Trio #3 in Budapest, on 20 December, 1886. Among his notable students were Arnold Földesy, Jenő Kerpely, Mici Lukács, Ludwig Lebell and Adolf Schiffer (teacher of János Starker).”

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