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With comments by Konrad Ewald

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Viola Fest
Nobuko Imai turning 80 on March 18

The Voice of Viola. The miracle happened in Tanglewood, near Boston. After her final exams, Nobuko moved to the USA to study with David Schwartz at Yale for one year and afterward at Juilliard, where Walter Trampler was her teacher.
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Roger Benedict - Balancing the Scales
Why I created a new viola scale method

When I told friends and colleagues that I was publishing a new scale method for viola, I was greeted with a few raised eyebrows. «What’s wrong with Flesch or Galamian?» some said.
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Brahms Festival
Johannes Brahms in Switzerland

Brahms in Winterthur, Switzerland – that is a unique, 15-years-lasting success story. It all started in 1856, when Winterthur’s town organist Theodor Kirchner first met Johannes Brahms in Düsseldorf.
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Stories around the viola
Meeting with Franz Thomastik

I am in the process of restringing my Ritter viola with Belcanto strings by Thomastik-Infeld. Part of me loves the process, part of me despises it. I am happy for these are the only strings that fulfill my needs on this specific instrument. And I am unhappy about the strings being slightly too short to fit the 43cm mensur.
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Dr. Konrad Ewald
Keeper of a Viola Treasure

The literature described in his epochal viola guide «Music for Viola» has all been played, described on index cards and archived by Konrad Ewald himself. Most of it is, or was, in his possession and is neatly arranged and filed.
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The rich repertoire of Viola from Aaltonen to Zytowitsch.

New editions

Karin Dolman (1967)
for Viola solo

In 2020, Karin Dolman
became the vice
president of the
Viola Society».

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Jacques Rensburg

Three pieces, op. 2
arranged for Viola
and Piano

Edited by
Wolfgang Birtel

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Mozart, Wolfgang
Amadeus (1756–1791)

Sonata Nr. 8, KV 310
in a-moll

arranged for Violin,
Viola and Violoncello

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Mayr, Eric  (1962)
2. Sonatina
op. 118
for Viola and Piano

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