Vintage Viol Pedagogy

The Art of the Viol: A Video Method for Viola da Gamba (1986) – Part One

In this video created in 1986, Catharina Meints presents an approach to intermediate and advanced techniques on the viola da gamba.

The Art of the Viol: A Video Method for Viola da Gamba

(1986) – Part Two

Part two documents two concert performances at Oberlin Conservatory from the same time period, and features Catharina Meints along with two other viol players—her husband, James Caldwell, and famed viol pedagogue August Wenzinger—as well as harpsichordists James Weaver and Penelope Crawford.