|Eduard Toldrà: an exploration of language, text, and music in the Sis Sonets for violin and piano, accompanied by a transcription of the work for the viola.
||Eduard Toldrà, a violinist, composer, and orchestral director, wrote some of the most emblematic partitures to be created by any Catalan musician, yet the memory of his life and music is only recently regaining recognition. In this document, not only...
|The viola concerto of Ahmed Adnan Saygun : compositional elements and performance perspectives
||Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) is one of the most important Turkish composers. He is also celebrated as an influential teacher and a dedicated ethnomusicologist. His compositional output spans a great variety of genres from symphonies to arrangements...
|A systematic approach to double bass fingerings for the classroom string teacher
||The purpose of this dissertation is to outline a systematic process for the creation of double bass fingerings that will aid the classroom teacher of intermediate to advanced high school bassists in the preparation of common orchestral and solo liter...
|Beyond extended techniques: fundamental techniques in Viola Spaces of Garth Knox
||Viola Spaces are often seen as interesting extra projects rather than valuable pedagogical tool that can be used to fill where other material falls short. These works can fill various gaps in the violist’s literature, both as pedagogical and performa...