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International Viola Congress XXXVII

International Viola Congress XXXVII

Diaries from the 37th International Viola Congress

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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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Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and Workshop X

by Louise Lansdown and Dwight Pounds Louise Lansdown writes: The end of an extraordinary week in the history of the viola is drawing nigh, and a reflective glance at this unique and intimate event is called for. Picturesque Port Erin situated on the south coast of the Isle of Man is the perfect home for […]

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The Joan Spencer Mysteries: A Violist Investigates

by David M. Bynog In 1986, with the publication of Murder in C Major, Sara Hoskinson Frommer introduced readers to a new musical heroine: Joan Spencer. Since the success of the first book, five additional mystery novels in the series have followed, with a new volume currently in production. Set in the fictitious town of […]

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Quick, Watson, the Fiddle

by Rolfe Boswell [Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in October 1948 in The Baker Street Journal. Reprinted with kind permission.] SHERLOCK HOLMES was not a violinist, though the world has believed, according to Doyle, that he was. Perhaps some Baker Street Irregulars may regard such a dogmatic statement as un­Conanical, if not heretical, flouting […]