Article Lists:

Cello and Bass Violin Articles:

Here is a selection of articles concerning not just the cello and bass violin, but a variety of other bowed string instruments. I think these publications - some of them are extremely fine - will likely be of interest to many string players, not just cellists.

  • Adelmann, Olga and Otterstedt, Annette. Die Alemannische Schule: Geigenbau des 17. Jahrhunderts im sudlichen Schwartzwald und in der Schweiz. Staatliches Institut fur Musikforschung, 1997
  • Arnold, Denis. Con Ogni Sorte di Stromenti. EM 4, 1976
  • Allsop, Peter. The Italian Trio Sonata From Its Origins Until Corelli.
    Clarendon Press, 1992
  • Badiarov, Dmitry. The Violoncello, Viola da Spalla and Viola Pomposa in Theory and Practice. GSJ LX 2007
  • Barnett, Gregory. The Violoncello da Spalla: Shouldering the Cello
    in the Baroque Era. JAMIS XXIV 1998
  • Barnett, Gregory. The Early Cello and Bononcini's Sonatas. Journal of 17th Century Music, Vol. 5 #1, 1999
  • Boyden, David D. The History of Violin Playing From Its Origins to 1761. Oxford University Press, 1965
  • Brown, Howard Mayer. 16th Century Instrumentation: Florentine Intermedii. EM 1973
  • Brown, Howard Mayer. Lirone. New Grove Dictionary of Music, 1980
  • Godwin, Joscelyn. Main Divers Acors: Some Instrument Collections of Ars Nova. EM 5, 1977
  • Holman, Peter. Four and Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court 1540-1690. Clarendon Press, 1993
  • Jones, Sterling Scott. The Lira da Braccio. Indiana University Press, 1995
  • Kory, Agnes. A Wider Role for the Tenor Violin? GSJ XXXXVII, 1994
  • Langwill, Lyndesay G. The 15th Century Carvings of Musical Instruments in Rosslyn Chapel, Near Edinburgh. GSJ XV, 1962
  • Marcuse, Sibyl. The Instruments of the King's Library at Versailles. GSJ XIV, 1961
  • McGee, Timothy and Mittler, Sylvia. Info on Instruments in Florentine Carnival. EM 10, 1982
  • McLeish, Martin. Inventory of Musical Instruments at the Royal Palace, Madrid, in 1602. GSJ XXI, 1968
  • Van der Meer, J.H. Die Viola da Braccio Familie Im 18. Jahrhundert. Michaelstein/Blankenburg H7, 1978
  • Page, Christopher. German Musicians and their Instruments - Megenberg. 1982
  • Polk, Keith. Instrumental Music in the Urban Centers of Renaissance Germany. Early Music History. Cambridge University Press, 1987
  • Polk, Keith. Voices and Instruments: Soloists and Ensembles in the 15th Century. EM XVIII #2, 1989
  • Polk, Keith. Vedel and Geige: German String Traditions in the 15th Century. JAMS XLII #3, 1989
  • Remnant, Mary. English Bowed Instruments from...to Tudor Times. Clarendon Press, 1986
  • Remnant, Mary. The Use of Frets on Rebecs and Medieval Fiddles. GSJ XXI, 1968
  • Segerman, Ephraim. The Name "Tenor Violin." GSJ XXXXVIII, 1995
  • Selfridge-Field, Eleanor. Vivaldi's Esoteric Instruments. EM 6, 1978
  • Selfridge-Field, Eleanor. Bassano and the Orchestra of St. Mark's. EM 4, 1976
  • Selfridge-Field, Eleanor. Venetian Instrumentalists in England: A Bassano Chronicle. Studi Musicali 8, 1979
  • Smith, Mark. The Cello Bow Held the Viol-Way; Once Common, But Now Almost Forgotten. Chelys 24, 1995
  • Stowell, Robin (editor). The Cambridge Companion to the Cello.
    Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • Vanscheeuwijck, Marc. In Search of the Eighteenth-Century "Violoncello": Antonio Vandini and the Concertos for Viola by Tartini. Performance Practice Review, XIII, 2008
  • Vanscheeuwijck, Marc. The Baroque Cello and Its Performance. Performance Practice Review, IX, 1996
  • Walden, Valerie. One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Perfromance Practice, 1740-1840. Cambridge University Press, 1998
  • Wenke, Wolfgang. Zupf- und Sterichinstrumente im deutschen Sprachraum. Michaelstein/Blankenburg H7, 1978
  • Winternitz, Emanuel. Secular Musical Practice in Sacred Art. EM 3, 1975
  • Winternitz, Emanuel. The Lira da Braccio. Musical Instruments and Their Symbolism in Western Art. Yale, 1979
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