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The viola pomposa growing usage (article, 2010)

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The viola pomposa growing usage (article, 2010)
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Description

Composer
Zoltan Paulinyi
Publisher
No.14 Plus Minus
Genre
Classical / Theory
Instrumentation
Viola
Type of score
Book
Language
English
Year of composition
2010
Description
From many instruments invented in the baroque age, the viola pomposa has survived almost without a proper name. Defined as a 5-stringed instrument tuned in c-g-D-A-E' with a timbre similar to the traditional orchestral viola, it has received many divergent names since the late 18th century, making confusion with 'violino pomposo', 'violino tenor', 'violoncello da spalla' and even 'violoncello piccolo'. This article compares two violas pomposas in modern set up made in Brazil by Carlos Martins Del Picchia (2006, 2010) after Guadagnini's La Parmigiana (1765) and suggests an explanation for its unpopularity until early 21st century. The repertoire for this instrument grows quickly in Brazil, Belgium and USA. Many examples from contemporary music point out the viola pomposa features and propose that its technique surpasses the violin and the viola. Keywords: viola pomposa, repertory, 5-stringed, spalla, violoncello piccolo
Upload date
14 May 2011
Total downloads
43

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