Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co. | 2500 111
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co. | 2500 111
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co. | 2500 111
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co. | 2500 111
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co. | 2500 111

Vieuxtemps, Henri - Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques, Op. 17 - transcribed for Viola and Piano - edited by Frank Foerster - International Music Co.

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Full title: Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques (Yankee Doodle Variations), Op. 17

Originally composed for violin, these variations on "Yankee Doodle" have been transcribed for viola by Frank Foerster.  Violinist-composer Henri Vieuxtemps wrote the Souvenir d'Amérique during his first tour of the United States in 1843, to great success. In fact, the showpiece quickly became the most popular piece on his program!

It is a great addition to a recital program, because it certainly showcases some impressive technical skills (like harmonics and left hand pizzicato), but it is also lots of fun to play.  The introduction is so serious and virtuosic, you would never know what was coming, and then...out of nowhere, the "Yankee Doodle" theme appears, and the piece becomes light-hearted, almost frivolous.  If you have the energy left at the end of your program, it makes a fantastic encore - the transition is even better if it's a total surprise to your audience.

This edition at last makes Vieuxtemps' Souvenir d'Amérique available to violists.  Transcribed and edited by Frank Foerster, published by the International Music Company.

Difficulty: A6

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If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com
Full title: Souvenir d'Amérique: Variations burlesques (Yankee Doodle Variations), Op. 17

Originally composed for violin, these variations on "Yankee Doodle" have been transcribed for viola by Frank Foerster.  Violinist-composer Henri Vieuxtemps wrote the Souvenir d'Amérique during his first tour of the United States in 1843, to great success. In fact, the showpiece quickly became the most popular piece on his program!

It is a great addition to a recital program, because it certainly showcases some impressive technical skills (like harmonics and left hand pizzicato), but it is also lots of fun to play.  The introduction is so serious and virtuosic, you would never know what was coming, and then...out of nowhere, the "Yankee Doodle" theme appears, and the piece becomes light-hearted, almost frivolous.  If you have the energy left at the end of your program, it makes a fantastic encore - the transition is even better if it's a total surprise to your audience.

This edition at last makes Vieuxtemps' Souvenir d'Amérique available to violists.  Transcribed and edited by Frank Foerster, published by the International Music Company.

Difficulty: A6
Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com

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