New York , NY — Carl Fischer Music is extremely proud to announce the first U.S. edition of violin pedagogue Venjamin Sher’s Twenty-four Virtuoso Etudes (BF48 - $19.95). 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.
Venjamin Sher (1900-1962) was a native of Odessa , a city of great violin tradition and historical significance in the Ukraine . He began studying violin in his home city with M.T. Hait and entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Russia in 1911, where he became a student of S.P. Korguev. Sher also took composition lessons with Vasili Kalafati and was an active concert violinist during his years of study. Two years after his graduation in 1923, Sher was asked to take the post Korguev had left, and became the highest-ranking teacher of violin at the Conservatory.
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