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With comments by Konrad Ewald

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The Pandemic as a Musical Opportunity
Violist Spearheads Project with Mini Concerts for the Sick and Lonely

The musicians of the cassiopeia association aren’t exactly known to complain and remain passive during hard times – on the contrary: They visit and comfort the sick with heartwarming tones.
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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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Ernest Hiltenbrand, composer
Double Talent in Classical Tradition

Ernest Hiltenbrand started, thanks to an arts-inspired household, to draw and paint with watercolors and at the same time play music at an early age. Following his music studies, he received his orchestral placement at the symphonic orchestra of Quito, in South American Ecuador.
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by Marion Leleu >> new web link
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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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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