At first I didn't know what to do, and I thought, 'How can I possibly follow all these instructions?''

Cello soloist and chamber musician Christoph Richter talks about the slurred-staccato pizzicato markings in Debussy's Cello Sonata, as part of his Technique article on how to vary and enhance your pizzicato sound in The Strad's November 2015 issue - download through The Strad App.

His demonstration relates to bars 23, 29 and 31:


Read: The Strad's 7 pointers for perfect pizzicato