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For Immediate Release May 30, 2017
Selected Etudes for Viola by Jacques Féréol Mazas
Selected Etudes for Viola

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Selected Etudes for Viola (BF124 - Score - $18.99) by Jacques Féréol Mazas, compiled and edited by Lawrence Wheeler.

Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782-1849) was a French composer, conductor, violinist, and pedagogue who is best remembered for a set of 75 Études mélodiques et progressives, Op. 36 published in three parts: Études speciales, Études brillantes, and Études d'artistes. Viola pedagogue and orchestral musician, Lawrence Wheeler, has meticulously edited 33 études selected from Book One (Nos. 130) and Book Two (Nos. 3156), chosen for their musical and developmental benefit. Fingerings have been adapted for the viola and clef changes reflect modern practice. Each étude is appropriate as audition repertoire and includes alternate fingerings and bowings. Teachers and students alike will find in this book a welcome new addition to the teaching repertoire for viola.

Selected Etudes for Viola is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Lawrence Wheeler is a professor at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. He has served as Principal Violist of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony, Co-Principal of the Minnesota Orchestra, and guest Principal with the Dallas Symphony and the Houston Symphony. Wheeler has appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Icelandic National Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Hilton Head Chamber Orchestra, and the UNAM Philharmonic in Mexico City. An advocate of music education, he has sent more of his viola students to Texas All-State orchestras than any private teacher of any instrument, including sixteen Symphony, three Philharmonic, and two String Ensemble first-chair players.

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