Lien's Library

Alexander Technique:

Barlow, Wilfred. The Alexander Technique: How to Use Your Body without Stress. Healing Arts Press. 1990.

Conable, Barbara & Conable, William. How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students. Andover Road Press. 2nd edition. 1992.

Cello & Cellist:

Blum, David. Casals and the Art of Interpretation. University of California Press. 1977.

Cowden, Robert L. ed. Hightlights from the American String Teacher Cello Forum (1984-1994). American String Teachers Association. 1995.

De'ak, Stephen. David Popper. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, Inc., 1980.

Easton, Carol. Jacqueline duPrÈ: A Biography. Summit Books. New York. 1989.

Enix, Margery. Rudolf Matz: Cellist, Teacher, Composer. Dominis Publishing. 1996.

Epperson, Gordon. The Art of Cello Teaching. American String Teachers Association, 1980.

Grace, Moore Linda. Contemporary Cello Technique from the Twentieth-Century Repertory. UMI Dissertation services. 1976.

Homuth, Donald. Cello Music Since 1960: A Bibliography of Solo, Chamber, & Orchestral Works for Solo Cellist. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1994.

Hughes, Angela. Pierre Fournier: Cellist in a Landscape with Figures. Ashgate, England. 1998.

Luckman, Phyllis. Handbook for Cello Students: Music Theory and Other Facts. Copyright by Phyllis Luckman. 1998.

Mantel, Gerhard. Cello Technique: Principles and Forms of Movement. Indiana University Press. 1975.

Markevitch, Dimitry. Cello Story. Summy-Birchard Music. 1984.

Markevitch, Dimitry. The Solo Cello: A Bibliography of the Unaccompanied Violoncello Literature. Fallen Leaf Press. 1989.

Matz/Aronson. The Complete Cellist, Book One. Tetra/Continuo Music Group. 1974.

Pleeth, William. Cello. New York: Schirmer Books, A Division of Macmillan, Inc., 1982.

Potter Jr, Louis. The Art of Cello Playing. Summy-Birchard Inc. 1980.

Roettinger, Ida. Head Hand and Heart: A Vademecum for the String Player in Particular for the Cellist. Ann Arbor, MI: Shar Products Co., 2nd. printing, 1987.

Samuel, Claude. Mstislav Rostropovich & Galina Vishnevskaya, Russia, Music, and Liberty: Conversations with Claude Samuel. Translated by E. Thomas Glasow. Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. 1995.

Sazer, Victor. New Directions in Cello Playing: How to Make Cello Playing Easier and Play without Pain. Published by Ofnote. 1995.

Smaczny, Jan. Cambridge Music Handbooks: Dvorak Cello Concerto. Cambridge University Press. 1999.

Smith, G. Jean. Cellist's Guide to the Core Technique. Second Edition. American String Teachers Association. 1974, 1993.

Stowell, Robin. ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Cello. Cambridge University Press. 1999.

Walden, Valerie. One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840. Cambridge University Press. New York. 1998.

Wiederker, Jacques. The Contemporary Cello. L'oiseau D'or Editions Musicales. France. 1993.

Young, Phyllis. Playing the String Game: Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings. University of Texas Press. 1978, 1986.

Young, Phyllis. The String Play: The Drama of Playing and Teaching Strings. University of Texas Press. 1986.

Chamber Music:

Celentano, John & Reynolds, Creech. compiled. A Catalogue of Contemporary American Chamber Music. American String Teachers Association. 1975.

Christensen, James. Chamber Music: Notes for Players. Distinctive Publishing Corp. 1992.

Fink, I. & Merriell, C. with Guarneri String Quartet. String Quartet Playing. Paganiniana Publications, Inc. 1985.

Lawson, Colin. Cambridge Music Handbooks: Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Cambridge University Press. 1998.

Loft, Abram. Ensemble! A Rehearsal Guide to Thirty Great Works of Chamber Music. Amadeus Press. 1992.

Marliave, Joseph de. Beethoven's Quartets. Dover Publications, Inc. New York. 1961.

Winter, Robert & Martin, Robert ed. The Beethoven Quartet Companion. University of California Press. 1994.

Child Development:

Briggs, Dorothy Corkille. Your Child's Self-Esteem. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1975.

Drescher, John M. Seven Things Children Need: Significance, Security, Acceptance, Love, Praise, Discipline, and God. 2nd. ed., Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 1988.

Elkind, David. The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1988.

Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, Inc., 1982.

Webb, James T., Meckstroth, Elisabeth A., & Tolan, Stephanie S. Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers. Dayton, Ohio: Ohio Psychology Press, 1982.

Conductor, Orchestra, Symphony:

Daniels, David. Orchestral Music: A Handbook. The Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Md., & London. 1996.

Grove, George. Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies. Dover Publications, Inc. New York. 1962.

Holoman, D. Kern. Evenings with the Orchestra: A Norton Companion for Concertgoers. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. 1992.

Lebrecht, Norman. The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power. A Citadel Press Book. Published by Carol Publishing Group. 1995.

Leinsdorf, Erich. Erich Leinsdorf on Music. Amadeus Press. 1997.

Saito, Hideo. The Saito Conducting Method. Edited by Wayne J. Toews. Translated by Funihiko Torigai. Co-published by Min-on Concert Association & Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp. 1956, 1988.

Schuller, Gunther. The Compleat Conductor. Oxford University Press. New York. 1997.

Trotter, William R. Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos. Amadeus Press. 1995.

Vermeil, Jean. Conversations with Boulez: Thoughts on Conducting. Amadeus Press. 1989.

Music Education, Practice, Thoughts:

Adolphe, Bruce. The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Listeners and Composers. Saint Louis, MO: MMB Music, Inc., 1991.

Bruser, Madeline. The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart. New York: Bell Tower, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Buck, Percy C. Psychology for Musicians. Oxford University Press. 1944, 1984.

Campbell, Don. The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit. Avon Books. New York. 1997.

Gordon, Edwin E. A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children. 1997 Edition. GIA Publications, Inc. Chicago. 1997.

Gordon, Edwin E. Learning Sequences in Music: Skill, Content, and Patterns. 1997 Edition. GIA Publications, Inc. Chicago. 1997.

Green, Barry & Gallwey, W. Timothy. The Inner Game of Music. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1986.

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus. The Music Dialogue: Thoughts on Monteverdi, Bach and Mozart. Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. 1984.

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus. Baroque Music Today: Music As Speech, Ways to a New Understanding of Music. Amadeus Press. 1982, 1995.

Kamien, Roger. Music: An Appreciation. Third Brief Edition. Mc Graw Hill. 1998.

Mersmann, Mans, ed. Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dover Publications, Inc. New York. 1972.

Mischakoff, Anne. ed. Sforzando! Music Medicine for String Players. Selected Proceedings from the Illinois-ASTA Conference, June 22-24, 1984. The American String Teachers Association. 1985.

Mullins, Shirley. Teaching Music: The Human Experience. Sole Selling Agent, The Boston Music Company. 1985, 1989.

Norris, Richard. The Musician's Survival Manual: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Injuries in Instrumentalists. Edited by Torch, Deborah. Published by the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM). 1993.

Ristad, Eloise. A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances. Real People Press, 1982.

Schneiderman, Barbara. Confident Music Performance: The Art of Preparing. Saint Louis, MO: MMB Music, Inc., 1991.

Sherer, Lon. Practicing: A Liturgy of Self-Learning. Goshen, Indiana: Pinchpenny Press, 1988.

Steblin, Rita. A History of Key Characteristics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. University of Rochester Press. 1981, 1996.

Stegemann, Michael. Camille Saint-Saens and the French Solo Concerto from 1850 To 1920. Amadeus Press. Translated by Ann C. Sherwin. 1991

Taubman, Howard The Pleasure of Their Company: A Reminiscence. Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. 1994.


Ammer, Christine. The A to Z of Foreign Musical Terms: From Adagio to zirlich, A Dictionary for Performers and Students. ECS Publishing. 1989.

Barnhart, Becky, editor. Schwann Opus: Reference Guide to Classical Music. Woodland, CA: Schwann Publications Business Office, Fall 1997.

Barzun, Jacques & Graff, Henry F.. The Modern Researcher: The Classic Work on Research and Writing Completely Revised and Brought Up to Date. Fifth edition. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992.

Carter, Bonnie & Skates, Craig. The Rinehart Handbook for Writers. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1988.

Lee, William, editor. Belwin Pocket Dictionary of Music: Terms, Musicians, Theory. Miami, FL: Belwin Mills, c/o CPP/Belwin, Inc., 1994.

Procter, Paul, editor. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. London: Longman Group Ltd., 1980.

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

Singing & Singer:

Pavarotti, Luciano & Wright, William Pavarotti: My World. Crown Publishers, Inc. New York. 1995.

Phillips, Kenneth H. Teaching Kids to Sing. Schirmer Books, A Division of Macmillan, Inc. New York. 1992.

Stretching Exercise:

Anderson, Bob. Stretching: For Everyday Fitness and for Running, Tennis, Racquetball, Cycling, Swimming, Golf, and Other Sports. Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications, Inc., 1980.

Winberg, Jack S. and Salus, Merle F. Stretching for Strings. American String Teachers Association, 1990.

Suzuki Method:

Barrett, Carolyn M. The Magic of Matsumoto: The Suzuki Method of Education. Palm Spring, CA: ETC Publications, 1995.

Fink, Lorraine. A Parent's Guide to String Instrument Study. San Diego, CA: Neil A. Kjos, Jr., Publisher, 1977.

Hermann, Evelyn. Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy. Athen, Ohio: A Senzay Edition by Ability Development Associates, Inc., 1981.

Herrigel, Eugen. Zen in the Art of Archery. Vintage Books, Adivision of Random House, Inc. New York. 1953, 1989.

Kempter, Susan. Between Parent & Teacher: A Plan for Nurturing Suzuki Students at Home. Ann Arbor, MI: Shar Publications, 1991.

Kendall, Catherine Wolff. More Stories of Composers for Young Musicians. Edwardsville, IL: Toadwood Publishers, 1985.

Kenneson, Claude. Musical Prodigies: Perilous Journeys, Remarkable Lives. Amadeus Press, 1998.

Morris, Carroll. A Suzuki Parent's Diary or How I Survived 10,000 Twinkles. Secaucus, NJ: Summy-Birchard Inc., 1984.

Mills, Elisabeth & Murphy, Theresa Cecile, editors. The Suzuki Concept: An Introduction to A Successful Method for Early Music Education. Berkeley, CA: Diablo Press, Inc., 1973.

Slone, Kay Collier. They're Rarely Too Young and Never Too Old to Twinkle! 3rd. edition, Ann Arbor, MI: Shar Products Co., 1988.

Starr, William and Constance. To Learn with Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents. Secaucus, NJ: Summy-Birchard Inc., Fourth printing, 1992.

Suzuki, Shinichi. Ability Development from Age Zero. Translated by Mary Louise Nagata. Athen, Ohio: A senzay Edition, 1981.

Suzuki, Shinichi. Where Love Is Deep: The Writings of Shinichi Suzuki. Edited by Masayoshi Kataoka, translated by Kyoko Selden. New Albany, Indiana: World-Wide Press, 1982.

Suzuki, Shinichi. Nurtured by Love. Translated by Waltraud Suzuki. Athen, Ohio: A Senzay Publications, 1983.

Suzuki, Waltraud. My Life With Suzuki. Secaucus, NJ: Summy-Birchard Inc., 1987.

Timmerman, Craig. Journey Down the Kreisler Highway: Reflections on the Teaching of Shinichi Suzuki. Memphis, TN: Ivory Palaces Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1987.

Wilson, Charlene. Teaching Suzuki Cello: A Manual for Teachers and Parents. Berkeley, CA: Diablo Press, 2nd. printing, 1984.

Violin & Violinist:

Auer, Leopold. Violin Playing As I Teach It. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1921, 1980.

Biancolli, Amy. Fritz Kreisler: Love's Sorrow, Love's Joy. Amadeus Press. 1998.

Dubal, David. Conversation with Menuhin. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1992.

Eisele, Mark Joseph. The Writings of Paul Rolland: An Annotated Bibliography. American String Teachers Association. 1980.

Erdlee, Emery. The Mastery of the Bow. Distinctive Publishing Corp. 1988.

Galamian, Ivan. Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching. 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1985.

Green, Elisabeth A. H.. Miraculous Teacher Ivan Galamian and The Meadowmount--Experience. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993.

Hill, W. Henry, Hill, Arthur F. & Hill, Alfred E. Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work (1644-1737). Dover Publications, Inc. New York. 1963.

Littrel, David A. ed. String Syllabus. Vol. 1, Revised 1997. American String Teachers Association. 1997.

Mozart, Leopold. A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing. Translated by Editha Knocker. Oxford University Press. 1756, 1988.

Sand, Barbara Lourie. Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of Musician. Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. 2000.

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