viola goodies

 

I’ve been scouring YouTube for any new (and impressive) viola videos, and there are quite a few that I hadn’t seen before. If you are still of the notion that the viola is a second-string (sorry) instrument, then you are sadly misinformed! Enjoy.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFX7Ft1QGg8
Russian viola phenom Maxim Rysanov plays the last two movements of Bartók’s Viola Concerto.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhAMjJmn-3k
Rysanov plays Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZCZlgvvLM
Not solely the viola, but featuring Rysanov, Janine Jansen and Torlief Thedéen in Dohnanyi’s great Serenade for string trio.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGdpkuXFIP0
David Aaron Carpenter plays the Elgar Cello Concerto.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-i37G-HkOk
David Aaron Carpenter plays York Bowen Phantasy. [part one]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-D_5amCw1w
David Aaron Carpenter plays York Bowen Phantasy. [part two]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzeYVebsAQ&hd=1
Tabea Zimmermann plays Berlioz Harold in Italy. [part two of five]

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