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Lending string instruments
 
It all Started With a Viola

Thirty years ago, Dorothea and Georg Fankhauser from Basel, Switzerland, bought a castle in Burgundy, France, making their dream of a dual purpose private estate for artists in residents come true.
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by Marion Leleu
 
The challenge with shoulder rest and chinrest

As a viola teacher, I have been focusing for 20 years on the possibility to play viola while considering physiology. Through my experience with Alexander Technique and Yoga, I developed my perception on all angles and levers, which truly «make» the music.
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Secrets of Music
 
Who composed Benda's «Grave»?

Inconsistencies with authorship questions may often be resolved through scientific research. The inquiry of a Music4Viola user triggered a musicological investigation. No stone was left unturned collecting evidence.
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Viola Handbook by Barbara Gschaider
 
Body Size and String Length

I was in love with the idea that the viola sound emerges from a mystery, that certain violas are just miraculously easy to play. This opinion is still very common nowadays.
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The viola at university
 
Rising Demand

In contrast to music school students, professionals need to explore the question of character and type: «Violists are less hurried, less competitive and aren’t looking for the spotlight... In the ensemble, violists take on the intermediary and connecting role», says Nicolas Corti, viola professor at the Zurich University for the Arts.
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The rich repertoire of Viola from Aaltonen to Zytowitsch.

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New paintings of Ernest Hiltenbrand
He began painting at a young age with watercolours. His most recent works, which are represented in private collections at home and abroad, he mainly painted in oil.

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Alexander Presuhn

As music director of the theatre, he has not only arranged and composed about 50 music for the stage, but as composer he has also written numerous works for and with «his» instrument, the viola.
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