I’ve been secretive about book #2, but I suppose it won’t hurt to divulge the general idea: it’s a series of études for the repertoire, designed to help cellists on their first passes through some of the hallmark pieces . Remember the Élegie triplet clinic? (yes, I know it’s gone. I’m waiting for someone to put the player back up) Well, it’s like that, for:
Saint Saens, Lalo, Haydn C and D, Dvorak concerti
Élegie and Sicilienne
Preludes to Bach suites
and more. I think there may be one for more intermediate pieces, like
Danse Rustique and Tarantella
Vivaldo double concerto
and so on.
I want your input on what to include, and if there are specific measures that vex you, please include the numbers, too.