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Viola Live

by Sylvia Lee Mann

A feast of live viola performances, from Baroque to 20th century - by Sylvia Lee Mann
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Capriccio 'hommage À Paganini', Op. 55 (Op. 9 Posthumous) [Live]
3:21 $1.29
2. Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 (Live)
9:26 $1.29
3. Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Bouree I & II (For Viola) [Live]
3:52 $1.29
4. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio (For Viola) [Live]
4:37 $1.29
5. Suite No. 1 for Viola Alone, Op. 131d (Live)
12:18 $1.99
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Album Notes
The viola is a beautiful, soulful instrument, too often ignored. In this wonderful collection of live performance, it is clear that the instrument is capable of fantastic emotional and expressive range. Enjoy this collection, from Sylvia Lee Mann. The image used for the cover art is one of Sylvia's graphic art works. Produced by means of a 35mm SLR camera, traditional processing, high resolution scanning and digital manipulation via Photoshop. Limited prints are available.

In this collection we hear live performances of the music of Bach, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, and Reger. Each piece is virtuosic, yet full of expression. From the delight of the Menuet, to the angst of the Kol Nidrei, in this album, the artist brings the full range of emotion to life. Immerse, and enjoy.

About the artist:
Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is an internationally recognized composer, author, conductor, speaker and virtuoso performer, appearing with many musical ensembles in the Southern California area and across the nation. She serves on the faculty at California State University Dominguez Hills for both the Music and Humanities Departments. Dr. Mann is the Music Director/Conductor of the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Cal State University Dominguez Hills Orchestra, and a popular guest conductor for many Southern California Orchestras. She is Pastor & Minister of Music at Bethel Congregational Church, UCC, of Ontario, CA, as well as the Artistic Director of Bethel Arts. Dr. Mann is a frequent performer with The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, La Mirada and Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestras, and is principal violist of the Culver City and Marina del Rey Symphony Orchestras.

Having begun her musical studies at age 4, she completed undergraduate studies at Chapman College, and graduate studies at the University of Southern California & London University. As a violist and violinist, she studied with many distinguished teachers, tracing the pedagogical line back to Ivan Galamian. As a composer, her mentors include William Kraft, Gunther Schuller, and Samuel Adler. Her conducting studies included such notable pedagogues as John Koshak, Hans Beer, Daniel Lewis, James Vail, Rodney Eichenberger, Gunther Schuller, and Neville Mariner.

Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Mann resided in Louisiana from 1987 - 2002, where she served as the principal violist of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Artists of Shreveport and violist of the Premier String Quartet, and was the Director of the Ark-La-Tex Youth Symphony Orchestra program. She also enjoyed performing with the popular all-woman rock band, “Lip Service” and was the recipient of the Shreveport LA Regional Arts Council’s prestigious Music Fellowship Award.

Sylvia’s music is heard on the concert stage, in film, television, and media outlets. She has composed for a number of films and theatre productions in the Los Angeles area, as well as multiple chamber music works and symphonic pieces for symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and choral groups across the nation. Current projects include a documentary film and two concerto commissions. Works have also been commissioned and performed by the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, and for the Culver City Symphony’s historic concert, “The American Beat - Women Composers”. Dr. Mann was a 2015 recipient of a special award from CSU Dominguez Hills for her scholarship, research and creative activities, and has been recognized by the City of West Covina, County of Los Angeles, and L.A. County Fair as a “Community Hero” for her work in the arts, and received “Woman of the Year in the Arts” awards from the California State Legislature and the US House of Representatives.

More information about her original compositions can be found at her website.



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