Paladino Music has this month announced the release of Austrian-born cellist Martin Rummel's new album: Merk: 20 Etudes For Solo Cello, Op. 11.
The disc features all 20 Solo Etudes by Austrian cellist-composer Joseph Merk (1795 - 1852).
"Joseph Merk was friends with Schubert and Chopin and a Professor at the conservatory in Vienna ... his 20 studies Op. 11 are not only of great pedagogical value for students, but also surprisingly charming pieces of music ..." Martin has told The Violin Channel.
"With my recording of these etudes, I hope to motivate students to work on them not only as technical exercises, but also as musical works that deserve artistic attention ..." the Auckland University of Music Head of School has said.
"For the non-cellists who listen to the recording, I hope to draw attention to a musician who has largely been forgotten – maybe this triggers enough curiosity to look for other works of his."
Merk: Etudes (20) for cello solo, Op. 11
Martin Rummel, Cello
Release Date: June 1, 2018