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Playing the Viola Conversations with William Primrose

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ISBN-10: 0198161956

ISBN-13: 9780198161950

Edition: 1988

Authors: David Dalton, Janos Starker

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`In all areas of human endeavour, time and again an individual appears who, due to a multitude of personal attributes, elevates his or her field to a hitherto unknown height. Such an individual was William Primrose. His name and the viola are synonymous.' Janos Starker This unique book is the result of a series of conversations with Primrose in the last years before his death in 1982. David Dalton describes how he came to the great artist armed with every question he could think of pertaining to performing on and teaching the viola. The lively dialogue contains a wealth of illuminating advice for the student on the technicalities of playing the viola. It is, however, far more than a…    
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.17" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

David Dalton is the founder and director of Delta Gardens in southern New Hampshire, a center for flower essence research and education. The center treats adults, children, and animals and also trains practitioners from many professional fields for the ongoing inquiry into the effects of flower essences on the body, mind, and emotions.

Janos Starker is Distinguished Professor of Cello in the School of Music at Indiana University. He holds five honorary doctorates, and is a former principal cellist with the Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has made more than 100 commercial recordings and has given world premiere performances of countless recital works by important composers. Among his many awards and honors is the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Recording by a Soloist without Accompaniment for his recording of Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello. Janos Starker lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

To the Reader
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
Recordings: How, and What to Make of Them
Toward a Career