Viola performance of over fifty solo and tutti orchestral excerpts from twenty-three symphonic works.
Commentary is provided to help in preparation of orchestral auditions.
David Zinman, Conductor:
"This disc is an invaluable tool for young violists who would like to pursue an orchestral career."
Cynthia Phelps, Principal Violist, New York Philharmonic:
"This CD is an absolute must for any violist wishing to enter the
orchestral world. It is a completely comprehensive guide to all the tools of the trade, including wonderful performances of a wide variety of excerpts, sage advice on how to practice each one, and thoughtful commentary."
Geraldine Walther, Former Principal Violist, San Francisco Symphony:
"I heartily recommend this extremely helpful and excellent tool for any young violist who is looking for good, thorough advice."
Paul Silverthorne, Principal Violist, London Symphony Orchestra:
"Exemplary playing and sound advice. I dream of hearing an audition like this!"
Charles Pikler, Principal Violist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra:
"An important contribution to the viola world. This is very useful not only for students but teachers like me to have this as a reference."
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