As promised (some time last year…), I have finally created, and posted, my viola listening list! This list took me quite a while to write, as I had a number of decisions to make - what to leave out, what to include etc. I have incorporated a number of spurious works, and works for other instruments which can be played on the viola, in the Baroque and Classical eras, to make the lists of a reasonable size. The Twentieth-century/ Contemporary and Australian lists were another story altogether: the number of substantial and interesting works for viola to be found from the 1900s onwards is remarkable, and I had to (sadly) leave a number of composers and works out, just to finish this project and keep it to a manageable length.
While I know a number of these works myself, there are plenty which are new to me, and which are providing me with some interesting listening - I hope my viola list provides you with the same!
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