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In her book and DVD project “Using Technique and Imagination to achieve Artistic Expression”, Quintessence in 3 parts, the famous cellist Maria Kliegel opens up a new avenue that is intended to help advanced cellists over these obstacles. Using numerous examples from the cello repertoire, the book is a distillation of her experience.
The 2 DVDs provide a demonstration of the cello techniques, for the bow and for the left-hand, described in the book. Maria Kliegel also plays and analyzes the ”infamous” passages from the Cello Concertos by Haydn (D) and Schumann and from Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
“… I strongly recommend her book and demonstration DVDs to all.” Janos Starker
“… She is talented not only in interpreting but also in analysis of the technical cello elements …” Mstislav Rostropovich
“… Having read and studied Maria Kliegel‘s treatise on the cello I have only words of gratitude …” Bernhard Greenhouse, Beaux Arts Trio
Total Running Time: DVD 1 - 260 mins DVD 2 – 240 mins