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.
We have a real treat for you on our blog String Visions - an exclusive interview with editor Roland Pidoux. Mr. Pidoux shares with us some of his musical and professional experiences, as well as discussing his approach in creating two outstanding arrangements for cello ensemble: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise for Cello Octet and Fauré's Après un rêve for Cello Octet.
In the last few months we have been greatly expanding our catalog of cello ensemble scores, in no small part thanks to editors like Charles Jacot. Now, Mr. Jacot has collaborated with Ovation Press to publish our first arrangement for string trio: the Fugue from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.
Ovation Press is excited to welcome world-famous violist and founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet Michael Tree to its already outstanding roster of viola editors. In Mr. Tree's first release he shines a light into Robert Schumann's more obscure compositional period with Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Popular Style) for viola and piano!