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For Immediate Release May 2, 2017
The Dounis Collection - Spiral Bound Edition
The Dounis Collection

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of a spiral bound edition of The Dounis Collection: Eleven Books of Studies for the Violin (BF16SB – Spiral-bound edition – $44.99) by Demetrius Constantine Dounis.

Demetrius Constantine Dounis (1886–1954), one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the twentieth century, is still revered for his contributions to the art of violin practice and performance. The eleven books that make up this anthology are the most comprehensive collection ever published of his works. Spiral bound for ease of use, this 290-page book also features an insightful foreword to help string players understand the master’s approach along with the context of his place in musical history.

This spiral bound Dounis Collection is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Having studied violin privately in Vienna with Frantisek Ondricek and medicine at the University of Vienna, Demetrius Constantine Dounis had a unique perspective that joined violin technique with an understanding of human physiology. Though his work in violin pedagogy was exhaustive, Dounis’s legacy lives on thanks primarily to his focused study of the proper ergonomics of violin playing and his emphasis on the role of the brain, not the arms or the fingers, in proper violin technique.

Carl Fischer Music has been the leader in providing the highest quality educational music since 1872. Visit to order products or to find a retailer near you. For review copies of this publication, please contact Elizabeth Holub at (212) 777-0900, ext. 230 or send an e-mail to

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