Violotta
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Violotta
Violotta
Classification Bowed instruments
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A violotta is a tenor viola (or tenor violin) invented by the German luthier Alfred Stelzner and patented in 1891. It is tuned G2-D3-A3-E4, an octave below the violin. Other instruments called "tenor violin" were tuned a step lower: F2-C3-G3-D4 (a fifth below the viola).[]

It is rarely used by composers. One of the few works where it is used is the String Quintet in A by Felix Draeseke. It is also used in Max von Schillings' opera Der Pfeifertag (1899), and in Sergei Taneyev's String Trio in E major, Op. 31 (1911).

Discography

  • 1971? - Hurst, Alberta. Alberta Hurst, Tenor Violin. LP. Los Angeles, California: Crystal Records. (Contains music by Boccherini, Bach, Telemann, and Gal arranged for violotta.)

See also

References

  • Kory, Agnes (1994). "A Wider Role for the Tenor Violin?". The Galpin Society Journal. 47 (Mar., 1994): 123-153. doi:10.2307/842665. JSTOR 842665.
  • Segerman, Ephraim (1995). "The Name 'Tenor Violin". The Galpin Society Journal. 48 (Mar., 1995): 181-187. doi:10.2307/842810. JSTOR 842810.

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