This study is based on a series of conversations with William Primrose in the last years before his death in 1982. David Dalton discussed with him many aspects related to performing on and teaching the viola. The result of these interviews aims to provide advice for the student on the technicalities of playing the viola: on holding the instrument, bowing, tone, fingering and practising, and gives illustrations and music examples. As well as giving technical guidelines, the two violists discuss the position of their instrument in music history and cover topics of repertoire, notably the question of transcriptions and the need for contemporary masterpieces in the light of the limited heritage of "valid" compositions for the viola. There are insights into the performance of the concertos by Bartok and Walton, with which Primrose was closely associated. Advice is also given on the art of performing and of demeanour on stage, on competitions, on recordings and on preparing for a career. The work is intended to be of interest to both players and teachers of the viola and of other string instruments, both amateur and professional, and to musicians and music lovers in general.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. Minor wear on DJ; B&W Photographs; 9.45 x 6.30 x 0.8"; 244 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 21507
Descripción Oxford University Press, Oxford Uk, 1988. Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Splendid book on the Viola, teaching and playing it, taken from conversations with William Primrose, considered to be one of the greatest exponents of this instrument. 244 pages in very bright clean condition with many B/w photographs and musical notation, previous owners details neatly written in ink on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean just very light browning to edges. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Size: 9 ½ x 6¼ Inches. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 004817
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000801157