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Playing the viola : conversations with William Primrose

Author: David Dalton; William Primrose
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the result of conversations between the author and the great viola player William Primrose before his death in 1982. Their talks covered every aspect of the instrument and its repertoire.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Instruction and study
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dalton; William Primrose
ISBN: 0198161956 9780198161950 0193185148 9780193185142
OCLC Number: 21969626
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Viola via Violin? --
Teacher and Student --
The Lesson --
On Practising --
Holding the Viola --
The Art of Bowing --
More on Bowing and Tone --
The Matter of Fingering --
Left-hand Techniques --
Other Left-hand Considerations --
About Performing --
On Stage --
The Repertoire --
Performance Practice and Interpretation --
Programming --
Recordings: How, and What to Make of Them --
Competitions --
Toward a Career.
Responsibility: David Dalton.

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will be read with pleasure and profit by players and teachers of all bowed string instruments ... We are indebted to Dalton for capturing in print so much of the wisdom and inspiration of this Read more...

 
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