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    Talking don't forget the viola!

    Long time without nobody discussing the viola. So, I proposse one of my little games:

    1) Name one famous 19th,cent.violinist and composer, who wrote some of the most
    important works for the viola in his time

    2) Name a certain russian 19th.cent.composer who left an importante sonata for viola
    and piano. Almost never played

    3) Name a certain russian composer who lived between the 19th.and the 20th.cent.,who
    composed for the viola. His name isn't russian at all.

    4) Name a very famous modern composer who left only the viola part of a viola concerto, completed by another guy.

    5) Name 2 composers,well known but not too famous, who left important works for solo
    viola.

    6) Who played the viola on a SQ which violinist were Joachim and Ernst, and Piatti cello?

    7) Ther's a transcription for the viola of the famous Elgar's cello concerto. Who did it?

    Enjoy.

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    1.Vieuxtemps
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    YES sir!. Henri Vieuxtemps. And his viola pieces with piano are as important, or more,
    than those for violin and piano.

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    2) Felix Mendelssohnskovitch : Sonata for viola and piano in C minor (1824) ??

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    7.Kriesler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alnitak View Post
    2) Felix Mendelssohnskovitch : Sonata for viola and piano in C minor (1824) ??
    I think he covered that one in the last quiz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    I think he covered that one in the last quiz.
    I think precisely that Mendelssohn was great enough to be in at least two quiz...

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    Funny, very funny. i'm slightly Alzheimered, but no so as to made the same quiz on 2
    different threads.
    And opus67, no. Kreisler's transcriptions were only to the violin, his instrument.

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    I knew Vieuxtemps was the number one. (Indeed he was )

    Is Glinka the answer to the second?

    I would say the fourth one is Bartok. His viola concerto was firt completed by Peter Bartok and Paul Neubauer. Later on, Tibor Serly made his own completition.

    7. Primrose?

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    About Glinka, you are rigth; he had a viola son. But I was thinking on a much rarer
    piece by a composer almost forgotten, as nearly all his chamber or concerto work.
    About Bartok, Yes. And is a superb work, as any of that guy
    And No, No Primrose. An older violist, who advice Primrose to left the violin and turn
    to the viola.

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    7.Albert Sammons

    [Confession: I googled just to confirm that Sammons was older than Primrose. I did not check any information that would have immediately given me the answer]
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    7.Albert Sammons

    [Confession: I googled just to confirm that Sammons was older than Primrose. I did not check any information that would have immediately given me the answer]
    But Sammons was a violinist. Perhaps Lionel Tertius?

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    YES! But TERTIS mi amigo. No Tertius,which means "tercero".
    I see that your 12 years with the jesuits left you latinizated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    YES! But TERTIS mi amigo. No Tertius,which means "tercero".
    I see that your 12 years with the jesuits left you latinizated.
    ( + ) * =

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    OK, Time is out:

    2) Anton Rubinstein
    3) Paul Juon
    5) Hindemith and Reger
    6) Henrik Wieniawsky

    Enough quiz for now. Maybe more later.

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    Speaking of the viola, heard the 3rd mvt. Rondo of Johann Baptist Vanhal's Viola Sonata No. 5 this morning on the radio.

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