Books of Interest to Cellists

Some of these books are out of print, but may often be purchased
from used book sellers. Two sources are:

21st Century Cellists, edited by Stacey Lynn, 2001
Adeney M. Tomorrow's Cellist
Alexanian, D. The Technique of Violoncello Playing.
Bachi, J. Beruhmte Cellisten. 1981.
Bachi, J. von Boccherini bis Casals. Zurich ,1961.
Bazelaire, P. L'Enseignement du Violoncelle en France.
Becker & Rynar. Mechanik und Asthetik des Violoncellspiels. 1929.
Bewley, I. The 'Cellist's Inner Voice. De Capo Music, 1993.
Blum, D. Casals and the Art of Interpretation. USC Press, 1977.
Booth, Wayne C. For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals. 1999.
Broadley, A. Chats to Cello Students. London, 1908.
Broadley, A. The Violoncello. Its History & Adjustment. London, 1921.
Bunting, C. Essay on the Craft of 'Cello-Playing: Prelude, Bowing and Coordination Vol. 1
Bunting, C. Essay on the Craft of Cello Playing: The Left Hand Vol 2
Bylsma, A. Bach, The Fencing Master. Amsterdam, 1998
Campbell, M. The Great Cellists. London, 1986.
Casals, P. Joys and Sorrows. MacDonald, 1970.
Casals, P. (Alavedra, J.) The Extraordinary Life of Casals. (In Catalan) Spain, 1989.
Casals, P. (Baldock, Robert) Casals. London, 1992.
Casals, P. (Baldock, Robert) Casals. London, 1992.
Casals, P. (Conte, A.) La Legende de Pablo Casals. Perpignan, 1950.
Casals, P. (Kirk, H.) Pablo Casals. Holt, 1974.
Casals, P. (Littlehales, L.) Pablo Casals. New York, 1929.
Casals, P. (Strongin) Casals Pictorial. New York, 1966.
Casals, P. (Taper, B.) Cellist in Exile (Portrait of Casals). McGraw Hill, 1962.
Casals, P. (Tobel, Rudolf von) Casals. Zurich, 1941.
Casals, P. (Valaitis, V.) Casals. New York, 1966.
Casals, P. (Weber, J.) Song of the Birds. London, 1985.
Chakalov, N. The Art of Cello Fingering. Sofia, 1997.
Cowling, E. The Cello. Scribner's, 1975.
De'ak, S. David Popper. Paganiniana, 1980.
Duport, J. Essai sur le doigte du violoncelle. Paris, 1815?
Du Pre, J. (Easton, C.) Jacqueline Du Pre-A Biography. 1989.
Du Pre, J. (Wordsworth, W.) Jacqueline Du Pre- Impressions. 1983.
Du Pre, H. and P. Genius in the Family. Vintage, 1997.
Earnshaw, A. Elements of Cello Technique. 1919.
Eisenberg, M. Cello Playing of Today. 1979.
(Eisenberg, M.) Maurice Eisenberg by his Students.
Epperson, G. The Art of Cello Teaching.
Feinland, A. Combination of violin and cello w/o accompaniment. 1947.
Forino, L. Il Violoncellists ed Violoncelliste. 1905.
Fournier, P. (Gavoty, B.) Pierre Fournier. Geneva, 1956.
Fuchs, C. Recollections of Carl Fuchs, Cellist. Manchester, 1937.
Ginsburg, L. History of the Violoncello. Paganiniana, 1983.
Green, B. and Galwey, T. The Inner Game of Music. Doubleday, 1986
Gunn, J. Theory and Practice of Fingering the Cello. 1789.
Hampton, Colin. A Cellist's Life. 2000
Harrison, B. The Cello and the Nightingales. London, 1985.
Heumann, H. Das Violoncello-Spiel. Leipzig, 1920.
Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. and Alfred E. Antonio Stradivari, His Life and Work (1644-1737).
New York: Dover Publications, Reprint of 1902 edition, 1963.
Holt, J.Never Too Late Addison Wesley, 1978.
Horsfall, Jean. Teaching the Cello to Groups. Oxford University Press, 1974.
Hughes, Angela. Pierre Fournier: Cellist in a Landscape With Figures. 1998.
Iotti, O. Violin and Cello in Duo. Detroit Study, 1972.
Itzkoff, S. Emanuel Feuermann, Virtuoso. 1979.
Iwashkin, I. and Oehrlein, J.Rostrospektive. International Kammermusik-Academe, 1997.
Janigro, A. (Gavoty, B.) Antonio Janigro. Geneva, 1962.
Judy, S. Making Music For The Joy of It.
Kenneson, C. A Cellists Guide to New Approach. Canada, 1974.
Krall, E. The Art of Tone-Production on the Cello. London, 1913.
Lebell, L. The Violoncello. London, c. 1930.
Liegeois, C. Le Violoncelle. Paris, 1913.
Luckman, P. Handbook for Cello Student. 1998.
Magg, F. Comprehensive Survey of Essential Cello Technique.
Mantel, G./Starker, J. Cello Technique : Principles and Forms of Movement
Mantel, G. Cello Technique. I.U. Press, 1975.
Markevitch, D. Cello Story. New Jersey, 1984.
Markevitch, D. The Solo Cello. Fallen Leaf Press, 1989.
McDonald, William. History of my Vuillaume Cello. Houston, 1937.
Merseburger, Max. Das Violoncello und seine Literatur. Leipzig, 1920.
Winfried Pape/ Wolfgang Boettcher. Das Violoncello Geschichte - Bau - Technik - Repertoire. Schott ISBN 3-7957-0283-6.
Piatigorsky, G. Cellist. Doubleday, 1965.
Piatti, A. (Camplani, V.) Alfredo Piatti. Cenni Biografici. 1902.
Piatti, A. (Latham, M.) Alfredo Piatti. Hill and Sons, 1901.
Pleeth, W. Cello. Schirmer, 1982.
Popper, D. (De'ak, S.) David Popper. Paganiniana, 1980.
Potter, L. The Art of Cello Playing. 1973.
Pratt, D., Bunting,C. Cello Technique: From One Note to the Next: A Distillation for Students of Christopher Bunting's Essay on the Craft of Cello-Playing.
Racster, O. Chats on Violoncellos. London, 1908.
Roettinger, I. Head, Hand, Heart. 1970.
Samuel, Claude, ed. Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya: Russia, Music, and Liberty. 1995.
Sazer, V. New Directions in Cello Playing. ofnote, 1995.
Schroeder, C. Handbook of Cello Playing. Augener, 1893.
Smaczny, J. Dvorak Cello Concerto. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Smith, G. J. Cellist's Guide to the Core Technique.
Stanfield, M. Intermediate Cellist. London, 1973.
Stowell, Robin (Editor) Cambridge Companion to the Cello., 1999.
Stutschevsky, J. Das Violoncellospiel, The Art of Playing the Violoncello.
Tortelier, P. Paul Tortelier - A Self-Portrait. London, 1984.
Tortelier, P. How I Play and How I Teach.
Valdrighi, L. Il Viloncellista Tonelli. Italy, 1880.
Valdrighi, L. Di un Arpa un Violino e un Violoncello. Italy, 1848.
van der Straeten, E. History of the Violoncello. London, 1914 & 1971.
van der Straeten, E. Technics of Cello Playing. London, 1898.
van der Straeten, E. How to play well known cello solos. London.
Vidoudez, A. and P. Un Violoncelle de Stradivarius. Geneva, 1940.
Vigeland, C. In Concert.
Wake, H.S. Strad Model Cello Plans. San Diego, 1976.
Walden, V. One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840.
Wasielewski, W. The Violoncello and its History. Novelo, 1894.
Webber, J. L. Travels with my Cello. London, 1984.
Weigl, B. Handbuch of Cello Literature. 1911.
Wilkins, W. Index of Cello Music. Arkansas, 1979.
Wilson, E. Jacqueline du Pre. 1999.
Wurlitzer Co. Rare Cellos by Master Makers. New York, 1940.
Young, P. Playing the String Game -- Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings.
Young, P. The String Play, the Drama of Playing and Teaching Strings.

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