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«Suite in Old Style» by Dobrinka Tabakova

«Hunting, courting in the gardens, dancing and entertaining in opulent surroundings.» These are the themes present in the incredible piece «Suite in Old Style» by Dobrinka Tabakova.
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Pearls for Viola
Sounds For Freedom

Today we are going to explore unconventional gems for the viola repertoire. The first piece is called Veiled (2019) For Solo Viola and Live Electronics with Fixed Media by composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh.
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Viola Community
Launching a Viola community for daily practice and support!

Observing each other's performances and drawing inspiration from the creativity, struggles, and determination of fellow musicians adds a profound dimension to musical education.
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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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The Economy of Human Rights
Is There a Human Right for Music?

Music is a fundamental pillar of humanity. Nonetheless, its value in society and politics remains contested.
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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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The rich repertoire of Viola from Aaltonen to Zytowitsch.

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Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)Sonata, op. 78, arranged for Piano and Viola
arranged and published by
Hartmut Lindemann» to the edition with preview
Presuhn, Alexander 
«Lutz-Weitmann-Lieder» #1
Dich Lieben
for Alto (Clarinet), Viola and Piano
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New print editions

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (1725)
17 short two-part pieces arranged for violin and viola
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Karin Dolman (*1967)Three Golden Hairs for Viola solo
Based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
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