Pieces de Concours Volume 1 for Viola/Piano

    Pieces de Concours Volume 1 for Viola/Piano

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    The Pièces de Concours is a rare collection of three viola and piano volumes containing the Romantic viola repertoire. At the Paris Conservatoire, all instrumentalists must perform a contemporary piece, known as the 'pièce de concours,' to demonstrate their mastery of technical, virtuosic, and lyrical skills. Unfortunately, many of these exam pieces have been forgotten, and only two of them, George Enescu's Konzertstück and Hans Sitt's Concerto in G-Dur, have become standard repertoire for the viola. To make these works more accessible, this edition has added modern fingerings and bowing indications.

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    Pieces de Concours Volume 1 for Viola/Piano

    The Pièces de Concours is a collection of three volumes for viola and piano, which contains a rare treasure of the Romantic viola repertoire. It is still a common practice at the Conservatoire de Paris for all instrumentalists to perform a contemporary piece, known as the 'pièce de Concours', as part of their final examination. The piece showcases the student's mastery by testing their technical, virtuosic, and lyrical abilities. The first such examination piece was introduced in 1896, the same year the viola class was established at the Paris Conservatoire. Unfortunately, many of these exam pieces have been forgotten, and only two of them, George Enescu's Konzertstück (1908) and Hans Sitt's Concerto in G-Dur (1899), have become standard repertoire for the viola. To make these works more accessible and easier to sight-read, this edition has added modern fingerings and bowing indications.

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