Kraus, Joseph Martin: Viola Concerto in E flat major (VB 151c) (AE596) – sheet music


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Kraus, Joseph Martin (1756-1792)

Product Code: AE596
Description: Viola Concerto in E flat major (VB 151c)
Edited by: Bertil van Boer
Year of Publication: 2022
Instrumentation: Va pr; 2fl 2cor 2vn va vc/b
Binding: Score: Stapled / Parts: Unbound
Duration: 21 min(s)
Key: E-flat major
ISBN: 978-988-8708-36-9 (print)
978-988-8708-37-6 (digital)
ISMN: 979-0-805700-59-5
Solo instrument(s): Viola

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The Viola Concerto in E-flat is perhaps one of the most challenging and difficult concertos of the period, let alone for the viola, which is required to play in all of its registers, from the very top to the bottom. The Concerto demonstrates that Kraus was keenly aware of the capabilities of this often overlooked instrument of the string section. The variety, thematic richness, and technical requirements all show that such a solo work could be both challenging and lyrical at the same time. With this rediscovery, violists now have a major work to add to their repertory.

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