Kummer, Friedrich August
Friedrich August Kummer was a German cellist, composer, and teacher. His work covered virtuoso pieces for cello and orchestra, as well as chamber music, and various other didactic pieces. He wrote over 400 works, about half of which were published. His output encompassed virtuoso pieces for cello and orchestra, as well as chamber music, several didactic pieces, and some 200 entr’actes for the Dresden Court Theater. Kummer composed over 400 works, of which approximately 200 were published. Among these works are 200 entrʼactes written for the theatre, virtuoso works for cello, and pedagogical works. Kummerʼs Violoncello-Schule, Op. 60 (1839), or Cello Method, is still in print; other pedagogical works include Ten Melodic Studies, Op. 57, and Grand Etudes, Op. 44.
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