David Popper (1843 - 1913)
The name of David Popper remains familiar to cellists. A cello pupil of Goltermann, he enjoyed an international career as a virtuoso, eventually settling in Vienna as principal cellist at the Court Opera and as a member of the Hellmesberger Quartet. He later resumed his peripatetic career as a performer before finally settling in Budapest to teach at the Royal Conservatory.
Popper wrote a large quantity of music for the cello, including, notably, his Requiem for three cellos and orchestra, four concertos, and certain virtuoso pieces that have remained firmly in recital repertoire.