Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051 Chapter 2. Bela Bartok: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120 (BB 128) Chapter 3. Hector Berlioz: Harold in Italy, op. 16 Chapter 4. Ernest Bloch: Suite hebraique Chapter 5. York Bowen: Sonata No. 1 in C Minor for Viola and Piano, op. 18 Chapter 6. Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet (or Viola) and Piano in E flat Major, op. 120, no. 2 Chapter 7. Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, op. 48 Chapter 8. Max Bruch: Romanze for Viola and Orchestra, op. 85 Chapter 9. Henri Casadesus: Concerto in B Minor for Viola and Orchestra (attributed to G. F. Handel) Chapter 10. Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano Chapter 11. George Enescu: Concertstuck for Viola and Piano Chapter 12. Cecil Forsyth: Concerto in G Minor for Viola and Orchestra Chapter 13. Lilian Fuchs: Sonata Pastorale for Unaccompanied Viola Chapter 14. Aleksandr Glazunov: Elegie for Viola and Piano, op. 44 Chapter 15. Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 11, no. 4 Chapter 16. Paul Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher: Concerto after Old Folksongs for Viola and Small Orchestra Chapter 17. Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in D Major Chapter 18. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Sonata for Piano and Viola, op. 5, no. 3 Chapter 19. Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, H. 337 Chapter 20. Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata in C Minor for Viola and Piano Chapter 21. Darius Milhaud: Quatre Visages for Viola and Piano, op. 238 Chapter 22. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 (320d) Chapter 23. Krzysztof Penderecki: Cadenza for Viola Solo Chapter 24. Quincy Porter: Suite for Viola Alone Chapter 25. Max Reger: Three Suites for Solo Viola, op. 131d: No. 1 in G Minor Chapter 26. Robert Schumann: Marchenbilder for Viola and Piano, op. 113 Chapter 27. Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147 Chapter 28. Carl Stamitz: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in D Major Chapter 29. Igor Stravinsky: Elegie for Viola or Violin Unaccompanied Chapter 30. Toru Takemitsu: A Bird came down the Walk, for viola and piano Chapter 31. Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in G Major for Viola, Strings, and Basso continuo, TWV 51:G9 Chapter 32. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra Chapter 33. Henry Vieuxtemps: Elegie for Viola and Piano, op. 30 Chapter 34. William Walton: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra Chapter 35. Carl Maria von Weber: Andante e Rondo ungarese for Viola and Orchestra, J. 79 Bibliography Index
David M. Bynog enjoys a diverse musical career as performer, researcher, and educator. A former Editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society, he established the sheet-music publishing branch of the American Viola Society in 2010 and has edited more than forty compositions for publication. Currently the Head of Acquisitions at Fondren Library, Rice University, he holds degrees from Louisiana State University and Rice University.
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