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Capricious Apparitions

by  Paul Elwood Capricious Apparitions, for two violas and bowed banjo by Paul Elwood (Commissioned by Juliet White-Smith, Professor of Viola, University of Northern Colorado, for premiere at the 2009 International Viola Congress with Timothy Deighton, Professor of Viola, Penn State) In January of 2009 I was approached by Juliet White-Smith, a colleague at the […]

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Hindemith's Viola Recordings

In the late 1930s and early 1940s Paul Hindemith made four recordings for RCA: Trauermusic; Der Schwanendreher; the 1940 Viola Sonata; and the 1938 Sonata for Piano – Four Hands. The last two were with Jesus Maria Sanroma. In 1994 the English record label Biddulph Recordings reissued them on a CD, and the transfer was […]

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Clefworks Winner: David Crowell

ClefWorks® salutes composer David Crowell of Brooklyn, New York, for his winning submission, “The Open Road,” in the third annual Composition Competition selected from more than 150 entries representing 14 countries, 32 states and the District of Columbia. The world premiere of his original score will take place in Montgomery, Ala., on January 30, 2010. […]

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Kenneth Harding: A Passion for the Viola

by Tom Tatton Kenneth Harding (1903–1992), at age seventy-five, was told by his physician to put down his viola for health reasons. Mr. Harding, a man of many admirable qualities, enjoyed an acute sense of humor. He wrote: “Thank heavens, my pen is light enough. And, a composer is probably the only musician who can […]