"The Violoncello and Its History" the Introduction. Joseph Wasielewski wrote a 200+ page book about the cello, where it came from, its development, and the musicians who made it happen. This is a short observation regarding the introduction of the book, which deals mostly with the viola da gamba from which the cello is derived.
“Advice to Young Musicians” by R. Schumann. An excellent list of points to guide one in studies. There are some points which I talk about in depth and my opinions in relation to those points. The viewpoint of most serious musicians seems to have made for an environment whereby there is little allowance for unknown or neglected compositions to be explored.