Recorded on 09/12/2006, uploaded on 01/27/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Zimbalist was one of the world's prominent violinists of the 20th
century. Born in Russia in 1889, he quickly made a name for himself as a young virtuoso touring
the concert halls of Europe. A performance with the Boston Symphony brought him
to the United
where he stayed as professor and then director of the Curtis Institute of Music
in Philadelphia. Zimbalist was a prolific composer and arranger of
short works, and in 1942 he arranged a suite of Spanish dances written by the
19th century violinist Pablo de Sarasate for viola and piano. This Tango is the first of four works in the
suite, dedicated to William Primrose, one of the 20th century's
greatest violists. Eric Nowlin
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
i love the viola. It really is my life and I have a great passion for it....
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