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Viola Fest
Nobuko Imai turned 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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Ad perpetuam JSB Memoria
Sacred music for viola & organ

To produce a CD of music of an essentially spiritual nature for the highly original form of the viola and organ duo, the eminent French organist Loïc Mallié and the excellent violist Karsten Dobers had been thinking about it for a long time.
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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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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 for beginners

Austin Boothroyd (GB, *1959)
My First Playlist
for Viola and Piano

'My First Playlist, Six Easy Pieces for Viola and Piano' is a collection of new compositions for beginners on the viola.

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with preview
Michael Bønsdorf
(DK, *1965)

Die Intervalle
for Viola

Eight little and simple pieces for viola

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with preview