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George Goltermann Program Notes and Sheet Music

Georg Goltermann (19 August 1824 – 29 December 1898) was a German cellist, composer, and conductor. He was born in Hanover, Germany, and studied cello with Joseph Menter and composition with Ignaz Lachner. He toured Europe as a solo cellist before settling in Frankfurt am Main, where he served as Kapellmeister of the city's opera house. Goltermann composed eight cello concertos, as well as chamber music, orchestral music, and songs. His music is mostly forgotten today, but his cello concertos are still studied by students.

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