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The History of the Viola

The History Of The Viola

by Maurice W. Riley (1980)

Description: First Edition. First Edition, First Printing. Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Name and Date of Prior Owner on First Leaf. This is the first book to deal with all aspects of the history of the viola from c.1500 to the present. The development of the instrument, the music especially written for it, and the outstanding violists who played it. For the teacher and the student, this book chronicles the contributions of the earliest method books printed for the viola in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Performing violists will find, not only the history of their instrument, but also accounts of the contributions of many famous artist-teachers. For the present day enthusiasts this book furnishes insight into the long struggle by violists for acceptance on an equal footing with that of violinists and of cellists, culminating in the distinction that is presently merited by violists world-wide.. Published by Braun-Brumfield 1980 Very Good Condition. In our Avon store. Item Format: Hardback

  • Condition: Used - Very Good
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Date: 1980
  • Listing Date: 11/25/2018
  • Sold By: HPB Avon
  • Ships From: IN, United States
  • Available Quantity: 1

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