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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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Research Topic Viola Music
Phillip Schmidt

Schmidt originally wanted to become a singer or chemist, however he decided to pursue a career in music science. His scientific focus lies in the 18th century, with particular attention on the viola, his favorite instrument, which he plays himself too.
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Friedrich Wilhelm Benda
Viola concerto in F major

Under the name Benda, the Berlin State Library Prussian Cultural Heritage keeps three concerti for viola and orchestra. It is easy to praise the F major concerto.
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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann was one of the most prominent composers of the Baroque era. He introduced innovative thinking into the world of music and changed the music of the early 18th century significantly.
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Markus Heinrich Grauel

Little is known about Markus Heinrich Grauel. He was known as a cellist at the Prussian Hofkapelle of Friedrich II, and as a composer as well.
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Paul Hindemith
About Life and Work and Effect (Part 1)

«When one goes to a tailor, one doesn't want a picture or photograph of him, but a well-made suit. If someone wants to occupy himself with me, he should look at my works.» (Paul Hindemith)
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One day of an almost ordinary life of
Airat Ichmouratov

Airat Rafailovich Ichmouratov, born June 28, 1973, is a Volga Tatar born Russian / Canadian composer, conductor and clarinetist. He is also an invited prof. at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Ichmouratov is maried to the violist Elvira Misbakhova.
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Famous viola soloists
Antoine Tamestit

There have been many well-known and virtuoso Viola players in the past. Today we will concentrate on an active musician who, in his younger years, became one of the greatest Viola players of his time. Let yourself be inspired by this young master...
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The rich repertoire of Viola from Aaltonen to Zytowitsch.

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American Viola Society Festival
June 13-16, 2018

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June 10-16, 2018

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