Over the course of his career, the post-Romantic composer Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote a number of small-scale compositions. Viacheslav Dinerchtein has brought one of these compositions – Melody, Op. 3, from the set Morceaux de fantaisie – to viola solo with piano.
World-famous violist and teacher Donald McInnes, who recently sat down for an exclusive interview with us, has released three new arrangements for viola solo and piano: Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing, Schubert's Serenade (Ständchen), Strauss' Serenade (Ständchen).
What better way to celebrate this year's Valentine's Day than with viola arrangements of Gabriel Fauré, one of the greatest Romantic-era composers of love songs. Acclaimed violist and editor Donald McInnes has selected three of Fauré's songs to arrange for viola and piano: Notre amour, Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, and Lydia.
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.