A very good study for intermediate bass students who have the advantage of a pianist or keyboard player to accompany them.
I would strongly recommend the piece as a teaching tool, especially as the melody/bass line is so well-known to most students of serious music.
Good, but there are some issues
by anonymouson March 8th, 2008
Overall, it's a pretty nice transcription, but there are some sections in the original where the piano accompaniment has some solo sections, which have been virtually cut out of this version. When performing this, I just add those sections anyway, but I think they should have stayed more true to the original.
the perfect key
by Michael Yon April 15th, 2007
This version is in "C", starts low on the cello, then goes up an octave in the repeat. Never goes above fourth position, and pretty easy to play over all. There are no suggested fingerings, but it's pretty easy to figure them out on your own. It could use a separate piano score though because the complete score is around 8 pages (cello score is 1 page).