Howdy... anyone reading this played Clarke's Sonata for viola and piano? I'm just now learning it and there's one passage that has me scratching my head and wishing I had a teacher still.
Anyone out there? I'm going to cross post to 'viola revolution' btw.
I suspect it's fairly well known, though not so much as something like the Bach cello suites. It's modern.
I played a Yuriy Hristev Tchechmedjiev viola at the Orpheus Violin house (Sacto) this last weekend. Not as dark of a sound as I like (it was new), but really clear, clear tone. Worth checking out even if I remain obsessed with my Fairfax .
Hell, I haven't played much in the last couple of years. B'sides, Fairfax isn't about any kind of viola snobbery, from what I know... If you're ever looking at upgrading I find Fairfax's instruments to be well worth it; much better sound for far less cash. They seemed to be all the rage here in the northwest, at least for a while.
What part of the world are you in?