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.
Back by popular demand, Helmut Lipsky has arranged volume 2 of his popular etude series Voyage à Deux for viola duo. The new edition allows violists and violinists to share in musical exploration through encounters with styles outside of the classical mainstream while offering numerous technical challenges to spur the development of the intermediate and advanced student. Take a trip with Voyage à Deux!
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.