Volume 2 of the Cellissimo series contains 25 popular original pieces for cello and piano from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras and is a real treasure trove for advanced pupils, students, teachers and cello lovers.
The cello literature comprises a lot of major standard works for lessons, concerts and competitions. Apart from classics by Vivaldi, Bréval, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Faurè, or Saint-Saëns, the volume also contains several lesser known pieces, e.g. by August Nölck (1862–1928) and Georg Goltermann (1824–1898).
The pieces are of medium technical difficulty which corresponds to grade 3-4 or grade 5-8 of the international examination system. Some pieces can be played in the 2nd to 7th position, while several works require putting the thumb under. All selected works are particularly suitable for the development of sound, vibrato, differentiated bowing technique, as well as the performer's personal interpretation and musical presentation.