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BOOKS (listed alphabetically by author's last name):

*denotes vintage or antique book


The American Violin. AFVBM Foundation, 2016.

*Anderson, Keith. The ABC of Classical Music: The Great Composers and Their Works. Cherry Hill, NJ: Naxos of America, 2001.

*Apel, Willi and Ralph T. Daniel. The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973.

*Applebaum, Samuel and Sada. The Way They Play Book I. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications Inc., 1972.

*Applebaum, Samuel and Sada. With The Artists. New York: John Markert & Co., 1955.

*Auer, Leopold. Violin Playing As I Teach It. New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1921.

*Auer, Lepold. Violin Playing As I Teach It. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1980.


*Bachmann, Alberto. An Encyclopedia of the Violin. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 1966.

*Barlow, Harold and Sam Morgenster. A Dictionary of Musical Themes. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1973.

Bodecker, N.M. The Lost String Quartet. New York, NY: Atheneum, 1981.


*Casals, Pablo, as told to Albert E Kahn.  Joys and Sorrows.  New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1974.

*Common, Alfred F. How To Repair Violins and Other Musical Instruments. London: William Reeves Bookseller Ltd.

*Cramer, Edward W. The Basis of Artistry In Violin Playing. Dallas, TX: Southwest Printing Co., 1936.

*Cross, Milton and David Ewen. The Milton Cross New Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1969.



*Easton, Carol. Jacqueline du Pre. New York NY: Summit Books, 1989

Elias, Gerald. Danse Macabre. New York, NY: Minotaur, 2010.

Elias, Gerald. Death and Transfiguration. New York, NY: Minotaur, 2012.

Elias, Gerald. Death and the Maiden. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2011.


Faber, Tony. Stradivari's Genius. New York, NY: Random House, 2004.

Fairfield, J.H. Known Violin Makers 7th ed. Richmond, VA: Virtuoso Publications, 2006.

*Farga, Franz. Violins & Violinists. London: Rockliff Publishing Corp. Ltd., 1955.

*Farga, Franz. Violins & Violinists. London: Rockliff Publishing Corp. Ltd., 1969.

*Fischer, Carl. Music: Methods: Studies for the Violin and Other Stringed Instruments Including All Forms of Ensemble Music. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1927. (pamphlet)

*Fischer, Carl. Music: Methods: Studies for the Violin and Other Stringed Instruments Including All Forms of Ensemble Music. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 1931. (pamphlet)

Fischer, Simon. Basics. London: Peters, 1997.

Fischer, Simon. Practice: 250 Step-by-Step Practice Methods for the Violin. London: Peters, 2004.

*Flesch, Carl. The Art of Violin Playing Book I: Technique In General, Applied Technique. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music Co, 1939.

*Flesch, Carl. The Art of Violin Playing Book II: Artistic Realization and Instruction. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music Co., 1930.

Flesch, Carl. The Art of Violin Playing: Book One. New York, NY: Fischer, 2000.

Francais, Jacques. The Dr. Herbert Axelrod Stradivari Strings Quartet. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, 1985.


*Galamian, Ivan. Principles of Violin Playing & Teach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1962.

Galamian, Ivan. Principles of Violin Playing. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.

*Gammond, Peter. Classical Composers. Avenel, NJ: Crescent Books, 1994.

*Gilder, Eric. The Dictionary of Composers and Their Music. New York, NY: Wings Books, 1993.


*Havas, Kato. Stage Fright: Its Causes and Cures, With Special Reference to Violin Playing. London, UK: Bosworth & Co. Ltd, 1973

*Heron-Allen, Ed. Violin-Making As It Was, And Is. London: Ward Lock Limited, 1991. (reprint)

Hershey, John. Antonietta . New York, NY: Random House, 1991.

Hill, William Henry, Arthur F. Hill and Alfred E. Hill. The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762). New York, NY: Dover, 1963.

Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. Hill and Alfred E. Hill. Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1963.

*Hughes, Rosemary. The Great Composers Series: Haydn. New York, NY: Collier Books, 1963.

*Hunleth Music Co.. A Catalog of Music for the Violin, Violoncello and Viola with Ensemble Music. St. Louis, MO: Hunleth Music Co., ca. 1930. (pamphlet)

*Hutchings, Arthur. Mozart: The Man - The Music. Barn, The Netherlands: Phonogram International B.V., 1976.



*Jameux, Dominique. Pierre Boulez. London, UK: Faber and Faber Limited, 1991


*Kaufman, Louise, Annette Kaufman. A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2003

Kempter, Susan. How Muscles Learn: Teaching the Violin with the Body in Mind. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 2003.

*Kramer, Lawrence. Why Classical Music Still Matters. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2007.


*Lange, Arthur. Arranging For The Modern Dance Orchestra. New York, NY: Arthur Lange Inc., 1926.

Littrell, David and Laura Reed Racin, eds. Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001.

*Lopez, Steve. The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.


*Magidof, Robert. Yehudi Menuhin: The Story of the Man and the Musician. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955 

*Marchese, John. The Violin Maker: Finding A Centuries Old Tradition In A Brooklyn Workshop. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.

Martin, Frederic H. Violin Mastery. New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1919.

McKean, James. Commonsense Instrument Care. San Anselmo, CA: String Letter Publishing, 1996.

McKean, James. Quattrocento. New York, NY: Random House, 2002.

Mersmann, Hans. Letters of Mozart. New York, NY: Dorset Press, 1986.

*Moore, Gerald. Am I Too Loud: A Musical Autobiography. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1962

Moskovitz, Marc and R. Larry Todd. Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World. Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2017

Musical Instruments: Voyages of Discovery. New York, NY: Scholastic Books, 1994.




*Piatigorsky, Gregor. Cellist. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965

Pinksterboer, Hugo. Tipbook: Cello. New York, NY: Hal Leonard, 2008.

Pinksterboer, Hugo. Tipbook: Violin and Viola. New York, NY: Hal Leonard, 2008.

Potter, Louis, Jr. The Art of Cello Playing. Miami, FL: Summy-Birchard, 1980.

*Primrose, William. William Primose: Memoirs of a Violist. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1978




*Randel, Don Michael. The New Harvard Dictionary of Music. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1986.

*Roth, Henry. Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini To the 21st Century. Los Angeles, CA: California Classics Books, 1997.


Salzman, Mark. The Soloist. New York, NY: Random House, 1994.

Sand, Barbara Lourie. Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician. Montclair, NJ: Amadeus Press, 2005.

Schoenbaum, David. The Violin: A Social History of the World’s Most Versatile Instrument.

*Scholz, Richard. The Technique of the Violin, Together With the Art of Musical Interpretation. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1900

Schuch, Steven. A Symphony of Whales. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1999.

*Schwarz, Boris. Great Masters of the Violin: From Corelli and Vivaldi to Stern, Zukerman and Perlman. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1983.

Scott, Heather, ed. Violin Owner’s Manual. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2001.

*Shirley, Paul. Right Hand Culture For Violin-Viola-and Cello Players. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1917.

*Spalding, Albert. Rise to Follow. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1943

*Starker, Janos, Jorge Sicre. The Roll Call of the Blessed Ones. Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing Company, Inc., 1997 

Starr, William and Constance. To Learn with Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents. Miami, FL: Summy-Birchard, 1983.

*Strobel, Henry A. Art & Method of the Violin Maker: Principles & Practices. Aumsville, OR: Henry A. Strobel, 1993.

Suchet, John and Tim Lihoreau. Composers’ Notes. London: Peters Edition, 2006.

Suzuki, Shinichi. Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education. Miami, FL: Summy-Birchard, 1983.



*Vaughan, Roger. Herbert von Karajan: A Biographical Portrait. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1986


*Wake, Harry S. A Luthier's Scrapbook. San Diego, CA: Harry S. Wake, 1970.

*Wake, Harry S. The Technique of Violin Making. San Diego, CA: Harry S. Wake, 1973.

*Ward, Edwin John. The Strad Facscimile: An Illustraded Guide To Violin Making. Maywood, CA: Vitali Import Co., 1992.

*Wechsberg, Joseph. The Glory of the Violin.  New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1973.

*Weir, Albert E. The Miniature Score Series: The Chamber Music of Mozart. Melville, NY: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp., 1973.

*White, Jean. The Violin and How To Master It. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1883.

Whitney, Quincy. American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins' The Art & Science of the Violin. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2016.

*Winn, Edith L. How To Prepare For Kreutzer. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1917.

*Winn, Edith L. How To Study Fiorillo. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1910.

*Winn, Edith L. How To Study Gavinies. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1913.

*Winn, Edith L. Representative Violin Solos and How To Play Them, Book I. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1911.

*Winn, Edith L. Violin Talks. New York, NY: Carl Fischer Music, 1905.

*Wood, Sir Henry. About Conducting. London: Sylvan Press, 1945.

*Woodcock, Cyril. Dictionary of Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers. Brighton, Sussex, England: Amati Publishing Ltd., 1965.




CDs - (listed alphabetically by artist|group's name):


Asuncion, Victor, Piano; Tobias Werner, Cello. Beethoven, The Complete Sonatas for Piano and Cello.

Aurora Musicalis; Aspen Wind Quintet; Amadeus Trio; Eric Larsen, Piano; Stephen Shipps, Violin. Echoes of America: Chamber Music of Robert Ward.


Bogachek, Zino, Violin; Anna Balakerskaia, Piano.David Rubinoff, Tango Tzigane.

Bragh Adair. The Hunt.

Bragh Adair. Grace in Stone.


Chatham County Line. IV.

Chatham County Line. Speed of the Whippoorwill.

The Chautauqua Chamber Music Society & Rick Zuegel, Brian Reagin, soloist. Four Seasons at Chautauqua.

Ciompi Quartet. Beethoven, String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat, Op. 74 The Harp; Bridge, String Quartet No. 4 (1937).

Ciompi Quartet. Live at St. Stephens, Hayden String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5; Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2, Op. 92; Ravel String Quartet in F.

Ciompi Quartet. Melancholie: Kim, Three Poems in French; Hindemith, Melancholie Op. 13; Part, Ein Wallfahrts Lied, Psalm 121; Williams, On Wenlock Edge.

Cooke, Antony, Cello; Armin Watkins, Piano. Splendors of the 20th Century. Thuille, Sonata, Op. 22; Salonen, Sonata; Hindemith, Drei Leichte Stucke.

Cooke, Antony, Cello; Armin Watkins, Piano. Russian Masters. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sonata in C Minor, Op. 19; Dmitri Kabalevsky, Sonata, Op. 71.

Cooke, Antony. The Power of the Cello. Aram Khachaturian, Sonata-Fantasy; Zoltan Kodaly, Sonata, Op. 8; Jerome Kessler, ol Nidrei; Elizabeth Maconchy, Variations.


DeEugenio, Nicholas, Violin; Chi-Chen Wu, Fortepiano. Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano.


The Elftones. 

The Elftones. Mist-Covered Mountains; An Album of Waltzes.

The Elftones. The Moon and Seven Stars.


Fiddler Tim Smith and Friends.




Gatto, Lorenzo; Milos Popovic. Deconstructing the Wall. Enesco, Martinu, Mokranjac.

Giddens, Rhiannon; Roger Gold; Mara Shea. All The Pretty Horses.

Gilbert, Laura, Flute; Jonathan Bagg, Viola; Daniel Lippel, Guitar; Donald Berman, Piano; Stacey Shames, Harp; Elizabeth Shammash, Mezzo-Soprano. Elation. Lindroth, Ytte; Jaffe, Four Pieces Quasi Sonata; Gideon, Creature to Creature; Jaffe, Offering.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Frederick Moyer, Piano. Schumann, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Britten.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Frederick Moyer, Pianist. Johannes Brahms, Two Sonatas for Piano and Cello.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Frederick Moyer, Piano. Brahms, Twenty-One Hungarian Dances; Schmidt, Three Fantasy Pieces.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Frederick Moyer, Piano. Arensky, Complete Works for Cello and Piano; Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Piano and Cello, Opus 19.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Jaguar Songs, Paul Desenne.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Tannis Gibson, Piano. Sonatas, Dohnanyi, Kodaly, Strauss.

Green, Nancy, Cello. Two Sonatas for Solo Cello, Tovey & Kodaly.

Green, Nancy, Cello; R. Larry Todd, Piano. Felix Mendelssohn, The Complete Works for Cello & Piano; Hensel, Fantasia in G Minor.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Babette Hierholzer, Piano. Rerdinand Ries, Complete Works for Cello and Piano, Vol. 1

Green, Nancy, Cello; Tannis Gibson, Piano. Song of the Birds, Spanish & Latin Cello.

Green, Nancy; Bucharest Chamber Soloists; Eric Shumsky. Haydn Cello Concertos.

Green, Nancy, Cello; Frederick Moyer, Piano. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Complete Works for Cello and Piano.

Gruber, Emanuel, Cello; Keiko Sekino, Piano. Fantasy & Romance, Schumann: Music for Cello and Piano.

Gruber, Emanuel, Cello; Arnon Erez, Piano. Beethoven, Complete Music for Cello & Piano.

Gruber, Emanuel, Cello; Arnon Erez, Piano. Mendelssohn, Complete Music for Cello and Piano.


Honigberg, Steven, Cello; Kathryn Brake, Piano. Barber, Bernstein, Diamond, Foss, Schuller.



Jan Johansson & Friends. Kindred.


The Kickin Grass Band. Walk with Me.

The Kickin Grass Band. Live at the Carolina Theatre.

Kim, Hye-Jin, Violin; Ieva Jokubaviciute, Piano. From the Homeland: Debussy/Sibelius/Smetana/Janacek.

Kitchen, Nicholas, Violin. Nicholas Kitchen Plays the Bach Ciaconnaon Five Great Violins from the Musical Instruments Collection of the Library of Congress.

Ku, Hsiao-mei, Violin; Ning Lu, Piano. MaSicong: Music for Violin and Piano.

Ku, Hsiao-mei, Violin; Ning Lu, Piano. MaSicong: Music for Violin and Piano 2.


LeBauer, Courtney, Violin; Elena Kuschnerova, Piano. Robert and Clara Schumann, Sonatas and Romances.

Lopez, Fabian, Violin; Dmitri Foroviev, Piano. Just Playing. Beethoven, Debussy, Sarasate, Saint-Saens.


Manker, Brian. Les Six Suites Pour Violoncelle, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Moretti, Amy Schwartz, featuring Elizabeth Pridgen and Robert McDuffie. Kaleidoscope.

Moskovitz, Marc, Cello; Debra Ayers, Piano. Alfredo Piatti, Ciciliana, Concert Pieces for Cello by the Italian Virtuoso.

Moskovitz, Marc, Cello; Michael Boyd, Piano. Cello Music of David Popper, Chamber Works by the Legendary Virtuoso.



Orkis, Lambert, Piano/Fortepiano; David Hardy, Cello. Beethoven, Past & Present: Complete Variations and Sonatas for Piano and Cello.



Quator Amenti; Vincent Hepp, Violin; Neil Leiter, Viola; Sarah Dupriez, Cello; Merve Mersinligil, Piano. Der Tod und der Junge Man.


Raimi, Fred, Cello; Jane Hawkins & Mark Kuss, Piano. Raimi Plays Raimi, Schoenfield and Kuss.

Reagin, Brian, Violin; National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; John McLaughlin Williams. George Frederick McKay: Violin Concerto, Sinfonietta No. 4.


Schuch, Steve & The Night Heron Consort. The Shores of Lillisand; Contemporary Instrumental Celtic Music.

Shea, Mara, Fiddle; Dave Wiesler, Piano; Heather Hills. Music for Scottish Country Dancing.

Shea, Mara, Violin; Julie Gorka, Piano, Harp. In 3/4 Time. The Sounding Tree.

St. Stephen’s Chamber Orchestra. Ward, Concertino for Strings; Ross, Mosaics—Piano Concerto; Johnson, Letter to the World, Suite for Orchestra. 


Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble. Shepherd’s Star, Music for Twelfth Night.

Triangle Youth Philharmonic; Triangle Youth Symphony. The Philharmonic Association, Inc. Commemorates.



Via Romen, Naevo Russian-Romany Music. My Two Homes.

Vial, Stephanie; Elizabeth Field; Allison Nyquist. Discovering the Classical String Trio: Bach/Boccherini/Cambini/Campioni/Cannabich/Giardini/Haydn.


Werner, Tobias, Cello. J.S. Bach: Suites No. 1, 3, 4.