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Concerto in D

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Reduction for Viola and Piano, with Cadenzas by Robert D. Levin.


Along with the Stamitz concerto, Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto is the most important audition piece for viola players. Yet, it has been handed down in a complicated source tradition, surviving in a single contemporary manuscript covered with many layers of markings.

Our piano reduction reconstructs, for the first time, the earliest textual layer in this source, thereby coming as close as possible to Hoffmeister's actual intentions. The reconstructed original is accompanied by a detailed critical commentary.

Fingering and bowing marks have been added by no less a musician than Kim Kashkashian!

Syllabus info
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Bowed Strings Syllabus 2016-2019   (until Dec 2019)  

Viola - grade 8
Cat No. HN739
Price £14.99
ComposerFranz Anton Hoffmeister
EditorsNorbert Gertsch
Julia Ronge
ReductionJohannes Umbreit
CategoryViola & Piano
ISMN 979-0-2018-0739-3
EAN-13 9790201807393
Weight 196 grams
Availability 2 in stock


Norbert Gertsch and Julia Ronge have carefully sifted through all available texts to produce this handsome publication and the renowned violist Kim Kashkashian offers fingering and bowing suggestions.

Cadenzas and lead-ins are by Robert Levin. Spread over 17 pages, rather than 8 or 10 pages in earlier publications, this Henle edition is clear and spacious and presents a text that is unfettered by nineteenth century philosophy of over-editing. ... Here is another fine achievement from this eminent publishing house.

Stringendo, 2003