Sung won Yang,  Giovanni Grancino, 1697

I used to practise or teach Popper's Studies during a long time. When coming back to them, I felt as if I was watching old photographs of myself when I was a kid. May I add that I had the privilege of being the pupil of Starker, thanks to whom the name of Popper now sounds as familiar as the one of a remote parent.

As far as the 16th Study is concerned , I would like to suggest to practise it on double strings, especially in the thumb positions, to watch out the various intervals, while being careful about similar notes played in various octaves. Besides, if you remember that Popper surnamed it Capriccioso, you must be careful about the pulsations and the shadings when playing the triplets.

In 32nd Study , do not play the first two notes too loud. Learn how to play in tune in spite of the interference of the staccato, and, if possible, on double strings. From the 9th to the 14th beat, the low notes create the harmonic bass of the following notes, so listen to them as references.