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JULIUS KLENGEL - CELLIST

Autographed blind embossed Ernst Hoenisch (Royal photographer) of Leipzig postcard photograph to his pupil Sophie Schlesinger on her birthday, December 18, 1921.

Klengel (1859-1933) was one of the most important cellists in Germany at the end of the 19th Century and first half of the 20th Century. He was born in Leipzig and studied at the Conservatory there. His two main teachers were cello with Emile Hegar and piano with Salomon Jadassohn. (He was a gifted pianist and could play accompaniments for his students from memory.) He was first hired by the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra at the age of 15 in 1874. He remained with the orchestra until 1924, becoming first desk cellist in 1881 at the age of 22. In 1875 he started his solo career, playing recitals and with orchestra. The same year he was appointed first desk cellist he was also made Royal Professor at the Leipzig Conservatory. He at various times was a member of the Gewandhaus Quartet, The Brodsky Quartet and The St. Petersburg Quartet (with Auer). Klengel taught a number of the great cellists of the 20th Century including Serge Alexandre Barjansky, Emanuel Feuermann, Paul Grmmer, Benar Heifetz, Edmund Kurtz, Gregor Piatigorsky, William Pleeth, Mischa Schneider, Joseph Schuster, Guilherminia Suggia and Alfred Wallenstein. He also was a composer, writing significantly for the cello, including concertos, two double concerto, two piano trios, works for multiple cellos and solo works for the instrument and accompaniment of either piano, or organ and solo works for the cello alone.

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