Small nws excemption3 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Scherzo

Orchestral Excerpts | Edward Gazouleas, Viola
Bt movie not in use Getting the stroke right is the key - off the string but very close to the string 00h:00m:30s
Bt movie not in use Which part of the arm/hand is controlling the stroke? 00h:00m:50s
Bt movie not in use Tempo - right down the middle 00h:01m:40s
Bt movie not in use If you have trouble with the stroke, practice it détaché 00h:01m:55s
Bt movie not in use Ways of practicing while keeping the stroke consistent 00h:02m:34s
Bt movie not in use Mendelssohn composed the piece to evoke an atmosphere of fairies flying 00h:04m:07s
Bt movie not in use Ed plays the entire excerpt 00h:04m:38s

Edward Gazouleas, violist of the Boston Symphony (ret.) and Viola Professor at Indiana University, plays and discusses the Scherzo from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Recorded Date: 21-03-2013

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Edward Gazouleas

Edward Gazouleas is professor of viola at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

He previously held the Lois and Harlan Anderson Chair in the Boston Symphony viola section and was on the faculties of Boston University College of Fine Arts, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

An active recitalist and chamber music player, Gazouleas performs frequently as a viola and piano duo with Pei-Shan Lee. He was a prize winner at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France, and has performed with members of the Borromeo, muir, Lydian, and Audubon string quartets.

He has held teaching positions at Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, and Temple University and was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony under Lorin Maazel.

Gazouleas attended Yale and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle.