Diran Alexanian – Complete Cello Technique: Classic Treatise on Cello Theory and Practice. by Diran Alexanian Dover Publications Inc. Traité théorique et pratique du violoncelle (Alexanian, Diran) Scores. Complete text · *# Title, Theoretical and practical treatise of the violoncello. Sheet Music – £ – Diran Alexanian – Complete Cello Technique.

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Trivia About Complete Cello Te The translation, first of all, is clumsy and often wrong – that speaks for itself.

Complete Cello Technique – L’enseignement du Violoncelle

Paperbackpages. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I found the book interesting, disappointing, occasionally challenging and anyway a necessary read, in that order. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

This could be an artifact that it is a very old book, but I find the translation tends to be almost “dictionary look up” instead of an idiomatic translation which would make the book useful, dated though it may be.

Having said all this but I could say much more I paradoxically recommend the book for those who are genuinely interested in exploring a multitude of technical approaches.


Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Owldaughter added it Mar 13, Cello Practice, Cello Performance. I would remind the potential reader of this review that there have been great cellists Luigi Silva being one, for instance who intelligently questioned certain traditionally “cellistic” approaches to the cello.


A superb compendium of instruction, this reprint of the original dual-language edition features French and English instruction side by side on the page, complemented by numerous photographs, diagrams, and music examples. I have been wanting to buy this book for years, and I finally ordered it a few weeks ago. None of this troubles Alexanian who seems to naturally base the whole of left-hand technique on the uncommonly large size of his hands.

Completw Submit to Film Festivals. Dika Ardiansyah added it Mar 26, The book seems to expect the novice to the cello to already know the whole of musical language and to be utterly fluent in it. Dover Publications April 10, Language: However, I personally think that at this point it no longer stands the test of time for a number of reasons.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? How many ‘teachers’ have I met who are blissfully oblivious that there is a logical and legitimate relationship between the respective sizes of interacting parts?

In some of the passages the Ditan is unclear, I used Google Translate to find an understandable translation. Again, there is in the book a large shortcoming: I like to tehcnique through the pages a little faster without so much thinking. Nothing in between in the shape of studies or as advice and information as to what to study and practise before one “gets there” to the war horses of the repertory I mean.


Complete Cello Technique

What are the good sides, then? The book is certainly one of the most systematic attempts to assemble and describe a good technical approach to the violoncello, a notoriously difficult instrument. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Then there is that preaching tone, so often met in cello tutors, warning students about insurmountable difficulties, indispensable eons of study, and the related crime and punishment dynamic, with the flames of hell awaiting anyone who has not done the right things.

To ask other readers questions about Complete Cello Techniqueplease sign up. Eiran has had everything I have had occasion to look up on cello technique, practice, and history. The printing is clear, it is printed on good paper, and the binding strong.