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String Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to string instruments in the Music Library.

Reference & General Works

Klugherz, Laura.
A bibliographical guide to Spanish music for the violin and viola, 1900-1997.
Z 6814 .V4 K58 1998

Weaver, Michael Alan.
Works for viola by Pulitzer Prize winning composers: an annotated bibliography.
Reference: ML 128 .V36 W431 2006

Williams, Michael D.
Music for viola.
Reference: ML 128 .V36 W53 1979

Zeyringer, Franz.
Literatur für Viola: Verzeichnis der Werke für Viola-Solo, Duos mit Viola, Trios mit Viola, Viola-Solo mit Begleitung, Blockflöte mit Viola, Gesang mit Viola und der Schul- und Studienwerke für Viola.
Reference: ML 128 .V36 Z59 1976

String Music in Print
Reference: Z 6814 .S9 F23

David D. Boyden and Ann M. Woodward. "Viola." In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Reference: ML 100 .N53 2001
Also available electronically:
"Viola" in Oxford Music Online

Viola Instruction & Study

Barrett, Henry. The viola: complete guide for teachers and students.
MT 280 .B27 1978

Drüner, Ulrich and Jean-Philippe Vasseur. Alto: méthodes et traités, dictionnaires.
MT 280 .A48 2002

Giorgetti, Ferdinando. An historical introduction and translation of Ferdinando Giorgetti's viola method, 1854 = Metodo per esercitarsi a ben suonare l'alto-viola.
MT 282 .G563 2003

Menuhin, Yehudi and William Primrose. Violin and viola.
MT 260 .M56

Rolland, Paul and Marla Mutschler. The teaching of action in string playing: developmental & remedial techniques, violin and viola.
MT 260 .R66 1974

Showell, Jeffrey. A technical pedagogy for viola.
MT 280 .S56911 1987

Slechta, Joseph Austin. Modern orchestral viola technique.
MT 285 .S63

Viola History & Instrumentalists

Riley, Maurice W. The history of the viola.
ML 900 .R57

Primrose, William. Walk on the north side: memoirs of a violist.
ML 418 .P95 A3

White, John. Lionel Tertis: the first great virtuoso of the viola.
ML 418 .T47 W45 2006

Williams, Amédée Daryl. Lillian Fuchs, first lady of the viola.
ML 418 .F92 W551 1994