These pieces, or "spaces" are concert studies designed to give players the chance to develop and explore contemporary viola techniques. Each space develops one specific technique (Sul ponticello, Sul tasto, harmonics, quartertones, etc.) and is suitable as a teaching aid or as enjoyable recital pieces. Advanced.
Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn: Piano Reduction by E. Steen-Nockleberg: Cadenzas and lead-ins by R.D. Levin: Viola Fingering and bowing by J. Weber. Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801), the famous son of the Bohemian composer Johann Stamitz (1717-1757), was born in Mannheim and learned composition and instrumental performance from his father and other members of the court chapel. From his six surviving viola concertos, including three for the viola d'amore, were certainly written for his own use. The best-known of them is the Concerto in D known as "No.1" which stands alongside the concerto by Franc Antonio Hoffmeister as the orchestral audition piece par excellence.
Title: Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major, By Stamitz, Carl, Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN758
This collection contains music adapted and arranged especially for the viola. Ideal for the beginning player, it focuses on simple, well known melodies which are both easy and enjoyable. The arranger has carefully chosen the best keys for viola and therefore many songs are not in the keys in which they were originally written. The selections in the beginning of this book use more the treble clef than alto clef, making them easier for beginners and violinists transferring to viola. The piano accompaniment is available as a free download.
Includes: Berceuse (Faure), Greensleeves (traditional), March from "Judas Maccabaues" (Handel), Sarabande (Corelli), Tambourin (Rameau), The Royal March of the Lion (Saint-Saens), Theme from "Swanlake" (Tchaikovsky), and many more.