Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Opus: 247 Year: 1953 
Ensemble
Solo Viola, Symphonic Orchestra: 2/pic,2,2,2-2,2,2,1-timp+3-str
DURATION
23:00 min
Sheet Music
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra : Full Set$203.00
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra : Piano Reduction$26.00
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra : Score Only$40.00
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra : Solo$11.00


Recorded in December 1963
Abraham Borenstein, Viola
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Viola and Orchestra demonstrates Marc Lavry’s unique understanding of the characteristics of the Viola and features musical themes that were synonymous with his work:

  • Allegro: features the deep yet strong sound of the viola
  • Andante: incorporates the beautiful and lyrical quality of the viola into an intimate prayer-like music
  • Allegro Moderato: is rhythmically complex, humorous, and demonstrates the percussive yet virtuosic quality of the viola.

Both the second and the third movements are based on themes from Lavry’s own repertoire, a common practice of the composer.