Looking for music with prominent violas
Oct 18, 2008 at 4:33 AM Post #3 of 12

wavoman

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At the Frick many, many years ago I heard Jaime Laredo play the Grieg Violin Sonata #3 transcribed for Viola (which he played) and harpsichord.

A tiny room with perfect acoustics. The concert of a lifetime, I have never forgotten it.

All my forays into high end audio have been an attempt to re-capture that singular moment.
 
Oct 18, 2008 at 4:38 AM Post #4 of 12

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Ernest Bloch's Suite Hebraique, Bartok's Concerto, Walton's A Minor and several of Hindemith's works are staples and would be perhaps the easiest to find. One of my personal favorites though is Glinka's D Minor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqfgK...eature=related

The link above is the Glinka D Minor with quite a good quality recording for youtube.
 
Oct 19, 2008 at 2:52 PM Post #6 of 12

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I have been listening to those below. They are very nice, because the usual harshness of the solo violin is gone with the viola. Recommended.

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