Istvan Vardaï, Johannes Cuypers 1763

The studies of Popper and his other compositions had and still have an important role in my life, even if I turn back only just a few times a year to practice studies. They show me immediately how my technical level is at the moment, and despite of these are "only" studies, still they help me to improve stability in many kind of musical expressions. His character pieces for cello are real treasures for cellists, in my younger age I have played many of them and they inspired me with their lightness, characteristic and elegant musicality and their melodic diversity.