This Christmas we have a special treat for violists. Amy Barlowe's 12 Etude-Caprices in the Styles of the Great Composers, an impressive and globally acclaimed collection of innovative and versatile etudes, is now available for viola in its entirety!
Antonin Dvořák has long been a subject of interest for editor Bernard Zaslav. In his latest release, Zaslav finds a home for Dvořák's Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94 on the viola. The Rondo is a wonderfully entertaining piece that belongs in the standard repertoire every violist too!
David Popper is well-known for a number of shorter showpieces written to highlight the unique sound and style native to the cello. He extended the instrument's range to new heights with pieces such as Spinnlied (Spinning Song). Viacheslav Dinerchtein's arrangement brings that same approach in his transcription for the viola. It is a technical tour de force in under two minutes.
Editor Amy Barlowe has brought one of the more popular sonatas by Italian baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti to strings. Check out Scarlatti's Sonata in G Major transcribed for Violin and Viola.
In an exclusive interview with acclaimed violist and editor Bernard Zaslav, we learn more about the inspiration for his memoirs, his thoughts on the changing music world, and his experience in transcribing music for the viola including three works by Antonin Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces, Four Songs, and Slavonic Dance No. 1 for viola and piano.