David Popper


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(b Prague, 1843; d Baden, Vienna, 1913).

Bohem. cellist, pupil of Goltermann at Prague Cons. Played in orch., then from 1863 rose to leading position among world's cellists. Prin. cellist, Vienna Opera 1868–73. Member of Hubay Qt. Taught at Budapest Acad. from 1896. Composed 4 vc. concs.; Requiem for 3 vc. and orch. (1892); str. qt.; suites for vc.; and many short vc. pieces incl. the well‐known Dance of the Elves.

Subjects: Music.

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