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Veit Hertenstein

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Charles T. Downey, Veit Hertenstein offers odd yet often rewarding viola program
Washington Post, February 7, 2013

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Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet (arr. V. Borisovsky), M. Jones, R. Golani, M. Hampton
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The qualities that can make the viola sound awkward and abrasive can also give the instrument a more human voice than its smaller cousin, the violin. To make the viola small enough to be played under the chin like a violin generally requires its strings to be shorter and at a higher tension than they ideally should be. To make it a viable solo instrument requires an exceptional player. The latest to take a stab at it was German violist Veit Hertenstein, in his Kennedy Center Terrace Theater debut presented by Young Concert Artists on Tuesday night. [Continue reading]
Veit Hertenstein, viola
Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

This concert repeats on February 12, at Merkin Hall in New York City.

SEE ALSO:
Charles T. Downey, Sasha Cooke and Pei-Yao Wang (Ionarts, October 2, 2007)

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