Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes (For Solo Violin). By Venjamin Sher. For Violin. 104 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.BF48).
Carl Fischer Music presents the first U.S. edition of violin pedagogue Venjamin Sher's Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes. Previously available only in Russia, Venjamin Sher's violin etudes, written between 1954 and 1959, are acclaimed and required literature for all violinists in the former Soviet Union. First published by the Compozitor Publishing House of St. Petersburg, Sher's etudes reflect a lifetime of experience as a performer and teacher. This collection sets itself apart from other instructional compilations in that it incorporates new forms and textures discovered by the composer, and while practicality is its focus, artistic value is never compromised, drawing from the example of etude collections by Nicolo Paganini and Henryk Wieniawski. This beautiful new edition is edited by esteemed professor of violin Klimenty Veksler, who also lends valuable insight with a foreword. Students and professional violinists alike will find Sher's Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes greatly useful in honing both technique and expression.