In Production: Mazas Etudes Speciales, Opus 36: Book 1 for Viola
The Opus 36 etudes by Jacques-Féréol Mazas are a fundamental part of many violin students’ education. However, a high quality recording was not easily accessible and commercially available to parents and students. Dr. Lisa McNiven recognized this deficiency and decided to do a pedagogical recording project to solve the problem.
Phase two of the project is currently in progress. The Mazas Études Spéciales, Opus 36 Book 1 for Viola recording will contain the first 30 etudes in the compilation. Recorded in an acoustic performance hall, this album will serve as an important study aid for aspiring violists.
The Book 1 for Viola recording will be available at LisaMcNiven.com and on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Music Store, CD Baby, and other digital retailers. With the ability to purchase individual tracks or the entire album, those who wish to have a high quality audio recording as a study aid will have easy access to one.
The album is anticipated to be released in the Fall of 2017.