The Warmth of the Viola
Episode #89 - The Warmth of the Viola
The viola plays an important role in the string section of orchestras, and it has a unique, rich sound and history. What does the viola sound like? Join host Liz Lyon and listen to beautiful viola music on this episode of YourClassical Adventures.
Episode 89 playlist
Michel Corrette: Viola da Bracchio Sonata - III. Minuetto — This piece features one of the earliest types of viola, the viola da barcchio. It was played just like a modern viola. Michel Corrette plays the viola de bracchio on this recording.
LISTEN — Michel Corrette: Viola da Bracchio Sonata - III. Minuetto
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata — Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata is by far the best-known of her works. She even submitted it for a competition and tied for first place. Marina Thibeault plays the viola in this recording.
LISTEN — Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
William Walton: Viola Concerto — The viola most often plays the midtones in supporting the orchestra. However, there are a lot of pieces written that feature the viola as a solo, like this piece. Yuri Bashmet plays the viola in this recording.
LISTEN — William Walton: Viola Concerto
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