The Viola

About this playlist

The viola is a fascinating instrument. Although it doesn't have the superstar status as the violin (or the vast repertoire that comes with it), there are myriad colours to its peculiar sound. As a solo instrument it is greatly underestimated, and as an accompanist it can be resonant and sympathetic to pretty much anything. In good orchestral writing, its always worth checking out the viola part where you'll often find crucial movement and pivotal harmony.

Tracklist

Curated by

Joanna Wilson

Guest Curator

About this playlist

The viola is a fascinating instrument. Although it doesn't have the superstar status as the violin (or the vast repertoire that comes with it), there are myriad colours to its peculiar sound. As a solo instrument it is greatly underestimated, and as an accompanist it can be resonant and sympathetic to pretty much anything. In good orchestral writing, its always worth checking out the viola part where you'll often find crucial movement and pivotal harmony.

Curated by

Joanna Wilson

Guest Curator

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