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VIOLA CONCERTO (2005)

Keith Perreur-Lloyd

Orchestral Instruments:
Picc., 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, Clari.,
Bassoon, C. Bassoon,
3 Horn, 2 Trump., 2 Tromb.,
2 Timp.,
VIOLA
Vio.1, 2, Viola, Cello, D. Bass.

I welcome you to share with me in the sweetness of sorrow.

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COMMENTS BY MUSICIANS

RUDOLPH BARSHAI - Conductor

A few months before he died, the Maestro was "seriously considering arranging a performance of the Viola Concerto". (Askonas Holt)

BRUNO PASQUIER - Violist

After listening to this surprising and very interesting concerto, I would be more than happy to perform it.

MONICA CUNEO - Violist

I listened to your viola concerto and some of your other work. I like the energy of your music. With real instruments it must be even more impressive. I'd be excited and honoured to do your premiere

PATRICIA McCARTY - Violist

The Viola Concerto has compelling rhythmic intensity and exotic harmonies, and is an interesting addition to your repertoire.

DORIS LEDERER - Violist

From what I can tell from the recording I think it's REALLY cool!
Has it been premiered/recorded? If not, I might be interested in pursuing this...

This surprising and very interesting concerto. BRUNO PASQUIER

Some Viola Facts

Franz Zeyringer compiled a book devoted solely to viola compositions, Literatur für Viola.

In the section about the viola, Berlioz, in his treatise on instrumentation and orchestration, pointed out the special characteristic of the viola sound and the best ways to use the violas to obtain various effects.

Notable unaccompanied viola solos
• Reger, 3 Suites for solo viola
• Kodaly, Fantasia cromatica

Notable viola sonatas
• Brahms, 2 Sonatas op.120
• Schubert, Sonata “Arpeggione”

Notable viola concertos
• Telemann, Concerto for viola and string orchestra
• Stamitz, Concerto for viola and orchestra
• Berlioz, Harold in Italy, Symphony with solo viola
• Paganini, Sonata for Grand’Viola and Orchestra
• Walton, Concerto for viola and orchestra
• Bartok, Concerto for viola and orchestra
• Bach, Brandenburg Concerto n.6 for two violas and string orchestra
• Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra

Notable principal viola parts
Symphonic:
• Strauss, Don Quixote
Ballet • Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet
• Adam, Giselle
• Delibes, Coppelia
Opera • Puccini, Manon Lescaut
• Weber, Der Freischutz

Notable symphonies where viola section has is featured
• Beethoven, Symphony n.5, 2nd movement
• Bruckner, Symphony n.4, 1st movement
• Brahms, Symphony n.3, 1st movement
• Brahms, German Requiem
• Shostakovich, Symphony n.5, 1st movement