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The solo cello : a bibliography of the unaccompanied violoncello literature
Markevitch, Dimitry.
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Berkeley, Calif. : Fallen Leaf Press, [1989]

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viii, 113 pages ; 23 cm.

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ML128.V5 M28 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Exploring in depth the repertory of the unaccompanied cello, this work lists more than 1,500 works from the Baroque era to the present day. It gives succinct information, including durations of works, and composers' dates and nationalities.

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Markevitch states that "this book should help dispel the myth that the cello repertoire is limited." He does, without a doubt, accomplish this task. Of its four major sections--a history of the instrument, a short essay on the cello as a solo instrument, a survey of the most significant works, and the catalog of published compositions--the first three parts are not detailed enough to be useful to the reader, and it would perhaps have been more productive to eliminate these sections and instead make additions to the catalog entries and provide a title index. The catalog itself is complete and easy to use. It is arranged alphabetically by composer, each entry containing, when available, composer's dates and nationality, title and date of composition, timing, publishers' names, copyright dates, catalog numbers, and number of pages. It is unfortunate that Markevitch did not make some judgments as to the level of difficulty of pieces included. Following the catalog are several appendixes, such as a list of all the editions of the Bach suites for solo cello, a choice of interesting studies, and a sample baroque program. The appendixes are helpful and carefully prepared. As noted above, a title index would be a welcome addition. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate libraries. K. A. Abromeit Morris County Library