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For viola concertos I have the following (see below). What works are missing?

http://beststudentviolins.com/lit.html#viola_concertos

Concertos

Bach: Viola Concerto In C Minor

Bartók: Viola Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto, trans. viola

Finko

Fricker

Gould

Handel: Viola Concerto in B Minor

Hindemith: Viola Concerto Op.48

Hoffmeister: Concerto D major

Hubay

Martinu: Rhapsody Concerto for Viola/Orchestra

Penderecki: Concerto

Schnittke: Concerto for Viola

Stamitz: Viola Concerto In D, Op. 1

Telemann: Viola Concerto In G - Viola/Piano

Milhaud: Concerto No. 2

Walton: Concerto For Viola and Orchestra

Wanhal: Concerto

Zelter: Concerto

I was unable to find the:

Finko

Fricker

Gould

Hubay

but I have written SMP to request them.

TIA!

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Actually most of them are missing. Have a look at the Wikipedia page on "Viola Concerto" which has about 80 or so. Even there, there are viola concerti that are not listed. There doesn't seem to be a complete list anywhere on the web, but seems there are at least 100 in existence, and new works are being written all the time.

Here's the link to my own Viola Concerto written in 2000. It's 24 minutes long and in three movements.

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I do love SMP for their prices, but their catalog info can be woefully incomplete.

True. Their customer service is very good though and any time I've asked for something, they've attempted to find it.

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Actually most of them are missing. Have a look at the Wikipedia page on "Viola Concerto" which has about 80 or so. Even there, there are viola concerti that are not listed. There doesn't seem to be a complete list anywhere on the web, but seems there are at least 100 in existence, and new works are being written all the time.

Here's the link to my own Viola Concerto written in 2000. It's 24 minutes long and in three movements.

Great! I'll follow up on the Wiki article. Would you like me to add your work to the list?

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would folks say that the solo viola part of Berlioz's Harold in Italy is substantial enough to be considered a concerto? The score does specify that the soloist is to stand in front of the orchestra

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Absolutely, the Berlioz is substantial enough to be listed as a concerto. IMHO it is one of the most beautiful works for viola that embraces that which the viola does so well, without forcing it into realms best left to violin and cello.

Walter Piston Concerto

Bloch Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Bloch Suite Hebraique for Viola and Orchestra.

Paganini Sonata for Grand Viola

Some of these may be argueably "Concert Pieces" rather than concerti. There are many more but being away from my music cabinet I can't remember some of the others.

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Okay, here's the next version. This is much, much better!

So much music; so little time!!

http://beststudentviolins.com/lit.html#viola_concertos

Concertos

Adler: Viola Concerto

Bacewicz: Viola Concerto, (First mvmt)

Bach: Viola Concerto In C Minor, ed. Casadesus

Bainbridge: Viola Concerto

Baird: Viola Concerto

Bartók: Viola Concerto

Bowen: Viola Concerto

Bruch: Viola/clarinet Concerto

Dávid: Viola Concerto

Denisov: Concerto for 2 violas

Dittersdorf: Viola Concerto

Druckman: Viola Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto, trans. viola

Forsyth: Viola Concerto

Graupner: Viola (or Viola d'Amore) concerto

Gubaidulina: Concerto for 2 Violas

Handel: Viola Concerto in B Minor

Harbison: Viola Concerto

Hindemith: Viola Concerto Op.48

Hoffmeister Concerto: B-flat major, D major

Holmboe: Viola Concerto

Hovhaness: Talin for viola and strings

Nigel Keay: Viola Concerto (2000)

Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola

Milhaud: Viola Concerto

Müller-Zürich: Viola Concerto

Nørgard: Viola Concerto

Penderecki: Viola Concerto

Rosenberg: Viola Concerto

Ruders: Viola Concerto

Schnittke: Viola Concerto

Stamitz: Viola Concerto In D, Op. 1

Telemann: Viola Concerto In G

Vanhal: Viola Concerto

Walton: Viola Concerto

Zelter: Viola Concerto

Other Advanced Viola Works

Babbitt: Composition for Violin and Piano

Bach: Six Sonatas and Partitas

Bach, Six Sonatas w/ piano: Vol. I, Vol. II

Bach: Cello Suites

Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba

Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances

Bax: Elgaic Trio

Bax: Legend

Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Bloch: Meditation and Processional

Bloch: Suite

Bloch: Suite Hebraique (Piano/Viola)

Bowen: Fantasy

Bowen: Rhapsody

Brahms: Sonata Op. 120 No. 1

Brahms: Sonata in E flat, Op. 120, No. 2

Britten: Lachrymae

Bruch: Kol Nidre, Op. 47

Bruch: Romance in F Major, Op. 85

Clarke: Passacaglia (Piano/Viola)

Enescu: Concertpiece

Fuchs: Seven Fantasy pieces Op. 57

Fuchs: Viola Sonata

Herzogenberg, von: Legenden

Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher

Hindemith: Meditation from Nobilissima Visione

Hindemith: Sonata Op. 11 No. 4

Hindemith: Sonata Op. 11 No. 5

Hindemith: Sonata Op. 25 No. 1

Hindemith: Sonata Op. 25 No. 4

Hindemith: Sonata Op. 31 No. 4

Hindemith: Trauermusik

Hummel: Fantasy for Viola and Orchestra

Joachim: Hebrew Melodies

Partos: Yizkor for Viola & Strings

Penderecki: Cadenza

Prokofiev: Four Selected Pieces from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet

Reger: Three Suites for Viola Solo Op. 131d

Roslavets: Sonata No. 2

Schubert: Sonata per Arpeggione (Viola/Piano)

Robert Schumann: Marchenbilder Op. 113

Schiff: Joycesketch

Shostakovich: Sonata (Piano/Viola)

Stravinsky: Elegie

Stravinsky: Suite for Viola and Piano

Telemann: Suite for Viola Solo

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves

Vaughan Williams: Romance

Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Vieuxtemps: Capriccio

Vieuxtemps: Elegie, Op. 30

Vieuxtemps: Viola Sonata in B flat Major

Villa-Lobos: Aria (Cantilena) - Viola And Piano

Weber: Andante & Rondo Ongarese, Op. 35

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OK, I'll add some too (sorry if I double things already on the list):

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong (viola and string orchestra or small orchestra with woodwinds, harp and strings)

Helmut Westermann: Konsertante Musik für Bratsche und Streichorchester

Joseph Schubert: Konzert in C-dur (Schott's)

The concerto for two violas (Vivaldi?) included in the Suzuki repertoire is accessible but not very exciting, I think, but this is not about rating the works, I know ...

Also, I'd like to mention the Stockholm Sonatas for viola d'amore and b.c. by Attilio Ariosti. I haven't played all of them, but my favourite one works very well on the modern viola and on my regular (non-amore) Baroque viola.

My all-time favourite is still the 2nd movement of the Casadesus/J Chr Bach C minor concerto.

One of the most brilliant viola works ever must be Rebecca Clarke's Viola sonata. She also wrote several smaller pieces.

Among transcriptions, right now my big favourite is Ester Mägi's Psalm (www.eres-musik.de), a piece for cello and piano. If you can imagine a melodic and even romantic Arvo Pärt, I think this is what it might sound like.

If solos with other instruments are allowed on this list, one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard could be added: Kurt Atterberg's Suite for violin, viola and strings.

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May as well get in on the act:

There is a haunting little piece originally for viola and chamber orchestra-

Gustav Holst's Lyric Movement.

Incidently his last work too - like the Shostakovich Sonata, and Bartok Concerto.

Strange thing that!

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How could I forget the Lars-Erik Larsson Concertino for viola and strings? He wrote a concertino for each instrument in the symphony orchestra, if I remember correctly, and the one for viola is very popular among college students here in Scandinavia.

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