She plays the viola and she knits! Come to the Utah Viola Society’s Viola Day on March 22, 2014 to hear Dr. Claudine Bigelow spin musical yarns!

She plays the viola and she knits beautiful  handmade items! Come to the Utah Viola Society’s Viola Day on March 22, 2014 to hear Dr. Claudine Bigelow spin her musical yarns!

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Maybe you’ve played one or several of the 44 Duos by Bela Bartok on a studio recital, or read them with your teacher or your students during lessons, but did you ever stop to wonder what was the history behind the music? Why is  one entitled “Sadness?”  What’s a “Mosquito Dance?” Was this a folk song? What did it sound like when Bartok heard it? How did he collect the original folk songs?

Find out the answers to all your questions when BYU Professor Dr. Claudine Bigelow presents Voices from the Past: Béla Bartók’s 44 Duos as part of Viola Day 2014! Join her at 4pm at the Dumke Recital Hall at the University of Utah to hear her presentation on the Bartok Duos, and then celebrate the release of her CD Voices from the Past with her at 5pm. This CD is the first time that all 44 Duos have been recorded on the viola, and represents the culmination of a tremendous amount of research from both Dr. Bigelow and her duo partner Dr. Donald Maurice. Read more about the project and about Claudine Bigelow here.

If you’d like to purchase her CD, she will have them for sale at Viola Day, and you can also purchase directly from BYU Music Store.

Utah Viola Society’s Viola Day 2014 is March 22, 2014 starting at 4 pm at Dumke Recital Hall.

(P.S    Look at the beautiful knitted items!!!)

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