Concertos

Concertos

A variety of pieces written for viola and orchestra from the Baroque era through to modern-day works. This is, of course, only a sampling, but it’s not a coincidence that so many of the composers listed here were also violists… Due to the large number of videos on this page, it may not always load completely, so if it looks like something is missing, reload it. I will endeavour to add videos as I find them, but feel free to search out your own choices!

J. C. Bach: Concerto in c minor *

Bartók: Concerto

Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Handel: Concerto in b minor *

Handoshkin: Concerto in C major

Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher; Kammermusik No. 5

Hoffmeister: Concerto in D major; Concerto in Bb major

Hummel: Fantasia for Viola and Orchestra

Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto

Milhaud: Concerto #1; Concerto #2

Penderecki: Concerto

Piston: Concerto

J. Schubert: Concerto in C major

Stamitz: Concerto in D major

Telemann: Concerto in G major

Walton: Concerto

Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo

* Both the so-called J. C. Bach and Handel Concertos were actually written by Henri Casadesus.

 

Concertos with Company

 

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #6 (two violas, cello)
Benjamin: Romantic Fantasy (violin/viola)

Britten: Double Concerto in b minor (violin/viola)

Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, Op. 88
Dittersdorf: Concerto for Viola and Double Bass

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in Eb major, K. 364 (violin/viola)

Schnittke: Triple Concerto (violin, viola, cello)

Stamitz: Sinfonia Concertante in D major (violin/viola)

Again, just a sample, but more than enough to keep us all busy for quite some time, not to mention prepare for auditions. Ravel and Prokofiev were contemplating viola concertos when they died – wish modern medicine could have kept ’em around a little longer…