Cello Practice, Cello Performance (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

Journal Articles

“The Cello and Lady Macbeth: Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in the 1930s.” DSCH Journal 25, August 2006.

“How To Play Sibelius’ Malinconia op. 20 for Cello and Piano.” Strings, August 2011.

“Interpreting Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto.” Strings, November 2011.

“Mysticism, Mathematics, and Thimbles: the Cello Music of Sofia Gubaidulina.” Strings, February 2012.

“The Cello Works that Sealed a Maestro’s Reputation for Genius.” Strings, May 2012.

“A Mighty Cello Work Driven by Psychological Tumult.” Strings, June 2012.

“Decisions, Decisions. Should You Go with a French or German Bow?” Strings, June 2012.

“6 Ways for the Non-Bassist to Teach Double Bass.” Strings, June 2012.

“Practice Mythbusters: Common Misconceptions about Practice for Advanced Students.” American Music Teacher, June/July 2012.

“Beethoven Pours His Heart into Two Epic Cello Works.” Strings, July 2012.

“Three Sets of Beethoven Variations That Give A Nod To Mozart.” Strings, August 2012.

“In Praise of Anton von Webern’s Lyrical Cello Sonata.” Strings, September 2012.

“Modern Miniatures That Every Cellist Should Know.” Strings, December 2012.

“How to Prepare Cello Excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 for an orchestral audition.” StringsApril 2013.

“A Loose Latin Tribute to the Genius of J. S. Bach.” Strings, June 2013.

“Prepare for a Musical Life.” Strings, September 2013.

“A Transcendent Work that Fares Well on Stage and in Film.” Strings, October 2013.

“How Rostropovich Inspired One of Prokofiev’s Last Great Works.” StringsNovember 2013.

“Mocked by Critics, Lost in Love, ‘Rach’ Rebounds With This Cello Classic.” Strings, January 2014.

“A Great Work That Marks The End Of An Era.” Strings, February 2014.

“The Case of the Cryptic 12-Tone Love Letter.” Strings, March 2014.

“Quartets Inspired by Unrequited Love.” Strings, May 2014.

“Four Post-Tonal Scales for the Cello.” Strings, August 2014.

“Last Year’s Model: the Arpeggione is a Vestige of a Distant Past, But Well Worth a Fresh Look For Violists and Cellists.” Strings, October 2014.

“Making the Move from Practice Room to Concert Stage.” Strings, October 2014.

“War and Peace: 70 Years Down the Road, Recalling the Inspiration for Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2.” Strings, December 2014.

“The Principles of String Quartet Intonation.” Strings, January 2015.

“Now hear this: a new generation of cellists is pushing the boundaries as singer-songwriters.” Strings, January 2015.

“Total Immersion: What’s behind the success of the Russian school of string playing?” Strings, March 2015.

“Exquisitely Crafted: Exploring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios for Violin, Cello,and Piano.” Strings, May 2015.

“The Idea of Dance: Exploring Baroque Dance Forms in Bach’s Solo Cello Suites.” Strings, August 2015.

“Sarabandes and Gigues: Stepping Into Baroque Dance Forms in Bach’s Cello Suites, Part II.” Strings, September 2015.

“The Path to Success as a String Quartet.” Strings, September 2015.

“And Now For Something Completely Different.” (Galanterie dances in Bach’s cello suites.) Strings, October 2015.

“A Farewell Note: Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D. 956.” Strings, January 2016.

“Loss of Control: the Iconic Elgar Cello Concerto Requires the Mastery of a Different Sort of Spiccato.” “My Studio,” Strings,  June 2016.

“How’s Your Floor Tone?” “My Studio,” Strings, July 2016.

“A Legend In His Own Time” (Rostropovich retrospective). Strings, February 2017.

“The Fire-bird Singing Loud: James K. Baxter’s Relationship with Composer Dorothy Freed.” Co-authored with Paul Millar. Ka Mate Ka Ora 15, July 2017.

“Flying High: Three Keys to Conquering Upper-Position Anxieties.” Strings, August 2017.

“Successfully Playing Beethoven’s Music Requires Mastery of Your Bow-Arm Weight.” Strings, October 2017.

“When There Is No Metronome Marking: 4 Keys To Picking the Right Tempo Through Logical Intuition.” Strings, December 2017.

“A Surmountable Hurdle: Retraining a Collapsing-Locking Left Fourth Finger.” Strings, April 2018.

“Projecting Over an Orchestra.” Strings, April 2018.

“The Sixth Suite Problem.” Strings, May 2018.

“Is It Possible to Play With a Straight Bow?” Strings, June 2018.

“Take A Seat: Find (Or Fashion) the Right Cello Chair or Double Bass Stool For You.” Strings, June 2018.

“A Lifelong Wish: It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up an Instrument.” Strings, August 2018.

“Rethinking Pronation in Cello Technique.” Strings, November 2018.

“Bittersweet Voyage.” Strings, January 2019.

“Digging for Treasure: Rediscovering the delights of Louise Farrenc’s 1859 Sonata for Piano and Cello in B-flat major, Op. 46.” Strings, January 2019.

“Think Percussion: Approaching rhythm in Edouard Lalo’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Minor.” Strings, May-June 2019.

“Getting Good at Thumb Position.” Strings, forthcoming.


Review of Brahms, Sextet in B flat op. 18 and Sextet in G op. 36, miniature scores and parts, edited by Christopher Hogwood, Bärenreiter Classics. Strings, September 2011.

Review of Beethoven, Variations for Cello and Piano WoO 45, Op. 66, WoO 46, edited by Jonathan Del Mar, Bärenreiter, 2012. Strings, August 2012.

Review of Dvořák, Concerto in B minor for Violoncello and Orchestra, op. 104, edited by Jonathan Del Mar, Bärenreiter, 2012. Strings, September 2012.

Review of Ondřej Kukal, Present for violin and cello duo, Strings, October 2012.

Review of Pedro de Alcantara, Integrated Practice, Strings, October 2012.

Review of Beethoven, Variations WoO 45, Op. 66, WoO 46, edited by Jens Dufner, Henle, 2010. Strings, January 2013.

Review of Wolfgang Birtel, arrangement for four cellos of Schumann’s Träumerei, Schott, 2011. Strings, February 2013.

Review of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, String Quartet No. 13 Op. 118, Sikorski, 2011. Strings, March 2013.

Review of Thomas Daniel Schlee, Streichtrio op. 75, Bärenreiter, 2012. Strings, August 2013.

“Update to Dvořák Chamber Works is a Relief for Performers” (Review of Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet Op. 2, Piano Trio Op. 26, Piano Quartet Op. 87, and String Quintet Op. 97, new Bärenreiter scores and parts, 2012). Strings, September 2013.

Review of Huang Ruo, Four Fragments for solo cello, Theodore Presser Company, 2013. Strings, October 2013.

Review of Manfred Trojahn, String Quartet No. 4, Bärenreiter, 2012. Strings, December 2013.

Review of Tomaso Albinoni, Trio Sonatas Op. 1, Vol. 4, ed. Martin Lutz, Breitkopf & Härtel, 2012. Strings, January 2014.

Review of Eric Ewazen, Trio for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano, Strings, September 2014.

Review of J. S. Bach, Cello Concerto BWV 593 (arr.), Bärenreiter, 2014, Strings, October 2014.

“At Last: an Urtext That Solves the Problems of a Popular Cello Transcription.” Review of Henle edition of Franck’s Cello Sonata. Strings, December 2014.

Review of “Novus Quartet #1,” Strings, October 2016.

“Project Prelude,” Strings, December 2016.

Review of Quirine Viersen, Britten Cello Suites. Strings, June 2017.

Review of Heath Quartet, Bartok String Quartets, Strings, October 2017.

Review of Oslo String Quartet, Schubert G Major and Beethoven Op. 95 Quartets, Strings, December 2017.

Review of Brahms Piano Trios, Kavakos/Ma/Ax, Strings, February 2018.

Review of Troika (Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O’Riley), Strings, February 2018.

Review of Mystery Sonatas (Christina Day Martinson, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman), Strings, September 2018.

Review of Intermezzo (Schumann Quartett), Strings, November 2018.

Review of Chopin/Schumann/Grieg (Inbal Segev and Juho Pohjonen), Strings, November 2018.

Review of Into the Light (Telegraph Quartet), Strings, January 2019.

Review of Maximilian Hornung, Shostakovich and Tsintsadze Cello Concertos, Strings, March-April 2019.

Review of Schubert, Die Nacht (Anja Lechner, cello and Pablo Marquez, guitar), Strings, March-April 2019.

Review of He(a)r (Nordic Affect), Strings, March-April 2019.

Review of Sunrise Falling (Isang Yun), Strings, March-April 2019.


Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata: Its Genesis Related to Socialist Realism. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 2005.