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Primrose, William 1904-1982

Works: 1,034 works in 2,001 publications in 6 languages and 18,706 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Scores  Sonatas  Concertos  Spirituals (Songs)  Live sound recordings  Art music  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Editor, Author, Adapter, Other, Composer, Illustrator, Honoree, Musician, Transcriber, Singer
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Playing the viola : conversations with William Primrose by David Dalton( )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the death of the renowned violist William Primrose in 1982, David Dalton engaged the musician in a lively series of conversations which touched on almost all aspects of viola technique, performance, repertoire, recording, and history. This book is a transcription of this dialogue, containing illuminating advice on holding the viola, bowing, tone, fingering, and practicing, all supported by copious illustrations and musical examples, as well as insights on repertoire for the viola--"an instrument without tradition"--And on performances of the great concertos by Bartok and Walton. Punctuated with frankness and humor, this book is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of this century.--Publisher description
Violin and viola by Yehudi Menuhin( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparation of the violinist - First facts - Technique - Practising - Violinist in action - Repertoire and interpretation - Making, repair and care of the violin and bow - Viola
Harold in Italy by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

49 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Primrose, violin Boston Symphony Charles Munch, conductor
Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola and piano. [Op. 48] by Benjamin Britten( )

36 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano quintette, F minor by Antonín Dvořák( Recording )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for viola and orchestra, op. posth. by Béla Bartók( )

23 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viola transcriptions by Roberto Díaz( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin sonata no. 3 ; Viola sonata no. 1 by Johannes Brahms( )

5 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The club album : live from Yellow Lounge by Anne-Sophie Mutter( )

7 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concerto collection by Jascha Heifetz( )

6 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octet by Franz Schubert( )

4 editions published in 1994 and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a two week period in 1824, Schubert started and completed three of his greatest chamber works - the string quartets in A minor D804 and D minor D810 (Death and the Maiden), and the F major Octet. All three of the works from this short burst of creativity use material Schubert had used elsewhere - the song 'Death and the Maiden' in the D minor quartet, and themes from Rosamunde in the A major quartet. For the Octet he quotes from an Ave Maria from the following year, and in the fourth movement an aria from his opera 'Die Freunde von Salamanka' is used for the variations. In mood the Octet is the sunniest of the works from this period, and even though Schubert wrote that he was full of happiness for 'the ray of sunlight for the past sweet days', all the other works contain moments of darkness and foreshadow in places the bleakness that dominates the later piano sonatas, Winterreise and for example the slow movement of the sketched Tenth Symphony . The Octet was premiered in 1827, but not published until 1853
Fantasie, D. 934 by Franz Schubert( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintettes à Cordes, . n 1,. K 174,. si bémol majeur. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus4230
Munch conducts Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet : five pieces by Sergey Prokofiev( )

2 editions published in 2007 and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

6 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's signature romantic piano compositions including "Moonlight Sonata", "Fur Elise", and "Minuet in G", combined with subtle and soothing sounds from our natural world
Marian Anderson by Marian Anderson( Recording )

4 editions published in 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le songe d'une nuit d'été ; Octuor à cordes by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts( )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Playing the viola : conversations with William Primrose
Alternative Names

Primrose, William

Primrouz, Uil'âm

William Primrose altiste

William Primrose britischer Bratschist und Pädagoge

William Primrose muzikant uit Schotland (1904-1982)

William Primrose violista e insegnante scozzese

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ויליאם פרימרוז

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Violin and viola