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July 2017  |  Carl Smith

Hermann Ritter and his viola alta
Hermann Ritter, not much of a talk today, was one of the most renowned and influential personas in the history of viola. The viola alta used to be much better known than today. Ritter had many students, who again trained other violists.
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What makes for a great musician

Practice or Talent?
This age-old question is the subject of heated discussions, especially among musicians. What makes for a master, practice or talent? And how important are these two respectively for the success of the musician?  An input by Mascha Seitz.
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June 2017  |  Famous composers

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. He left an impressive opus of 3600 works, including his world famous "Viola Concerto" in g major. How did he manage to become such an important historical person?
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Hector Berlioz

Harold en Italie
This work by Berlioz is of outstanding significance for the viola. Above all, prior to the time of writing, noteworthy literature for the viola was unavailable. In 1843, Berlioz wrote in Treatise on Instrumentation about the viola, noting that the deep strings have a “peculiarly strong sound”, while the high strings present a “sad, passionate expression”. 
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The rich repertoire of Viola from Aaltonen to Zytowitsch.

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