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With comments by Konrad Ewald

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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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Theme by Marion Leleu - Part 2
Shifting Attention during Practice

Eyesight takes an important position during practicing: Musicians monitor parts of their body while playing (especially arms and hands).
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Theme by Marion Leleu - Part 1
Shifting Attention during Practice

Leleu describes the first pillar of practice as the continuous listening to one’s own performance without judgement.
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Aspects of instrumental teaching
Corona Favours new Teaching Method

Before the Corona pandemic, remote teaching wasn’t really a thing. Now many teachers want to hold on to it.
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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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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.

Sheet music for viola

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New editions

Mozart, Wolfgang
Amadeus (1756–1791)

Sonata Nr. 8, KV 310
in a-moll

arranged for Violin,
Viola und Violoncello

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with preview
Mayr, Eric  (1962)

1. Sonatina
for Viola and Piano

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Michael I. Glinka

Sonata d-minor

for Viola and Piano
arranged and edited
by Igor Andreev

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Konrad Ewald

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Texts in German.

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