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Violists on this page:

Tommi Aalto
Kersti Aberg
Eve Abraham
Salvatore Accardo
Julia Rebekka Adler
Levon Ambartsumian
Misha Amory
Bengt Andersson
Gerd-Inge Andersson
Christoph Angerer
Paul Angerer
Jean-Marc Apap
Esther Apituley
Atar Arad
Cecil Aronowitz
Dino Asciolla
Susan Gulkis Assadi
Jane Atkins
Daniel Avshalomov
Jonathan Bagg
Karen Elaine Bakunin
Enrico Balboni
Christopher Balmer
Maurizio Barbetti
Rudolf Barshai
László Bársony
Peter Bársony
Hans-Christian Bartel
Annette Bartholdy
Luis Magin Muñiz Bascón
Yuri Bashmet
Cathy Basrak
Susan Bates
Eugene Becker
Sviatoslav Belonogov
Jean-François Bénatar
Roger Benedict
Aldo Bennici
Daniel Benyamini
Melvin Berger
Svava Bernhardsdottir
Alexander Besa
Roger Best
Franz Beyer
Georgii (Georgy) Bezrukov
Mikhail Bezverkhny
Luigi Alberto Bianchi
Davia Binder
Agathe Blondel
Norbert Blume
Igor Boguslavsky
Klaas Boon
Vadim Borisovsky
Robert Boulay
James Boyd
Simonide Braconi
Sarah-Jane Bradley
Mark Braunstein
Guenther Breitenbach
Sheila Browne
Vladimir Bukac
Nils Bultmann

Tommi Aalto

Hameenniemi Concerto
Alba ABCD 214 (2006, recorded 2004)

Tommi Aalto, Viola
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu, Conductor

Eero Hameenniemi - Viola Concerto (2001)

Kersti Aberg

Telemann and Larson
HNH Records HNH 4011 [LP] (1977)
BIS LP-46 [LP] (1976)
BIS-CD-186 (1995) [Telemann only]

Kersti Aberg, Viola
Bengt Andersson, Viola
Stockholm Chamber Ensemble

Georg Phillip Telemann - Concerto in G Major for 2 Violas and String Orchestra

Eve Abraham

Abraham, Bach, Campagnoli and Stravinsky
Self-published (2007)

Eve Abraham, Viola

Eve Abraham - Ötletek
Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite for Cello Solo No. 4 in Eb, BWV 1010
Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite for Cello Solo No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie for Viola Solo
Bartolomeo Campagnoli - Caparice No. 10
Bartolomeo Campagnoli - Caparice No. 35

Salvatore Accardo

Paganini Sonata
EMI 1C 067 27 0062 [LP] (1984)

Salvatore Accardo, Viola
Bengt Andersson, Viola ("contraviola")
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Franco Tamponi, Conductor

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Gran' Viola (Orchestra)

Julia Rebekka Adler

Earliest recordings were done under the name Julia Mai

Ben-Haim Songs
NEOS 10916 (2009)

Julia Rebekka Adler, Viola
Axel Gremmelspacher, Piano

Paul Ben-Haim - Three Songs without Words

Druzhinin and Weinberg
NEOS 11008 (2009)

Julia Rebekka Adler, Viola
Jascha Nemtsov, Piano

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919–1996) - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 28 (1945) Version for Viola and Piano
Fyodor Druzhinin (1932–2007) - Sonata for Viola Solo (1959)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Sonata for Viola Solo No. 1, Op. 107 (1971)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Sonata for Viola Solo No. 2, Op. 123 (1978)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Sonata for Viola Solo No. 3, Op. 135 (1982)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Sonata for Viola Solo No. 4, Op. 136 (1983)

Hoffmeister Concerto
Bella Musica 4014513022820 (2004)

Julia Rebekka Adler [Julia Mai], Viola
Baden-Badener Philharmonie, Werner Stiefel, Conductor

Franz Anton Hoffmeister - Viola Concerto in D Major

Keepsake of Modern Age
NEOS 10805 (2008)

Julia Rebekka Adler, Viola
Thomas Ruge, Cello

Otto Siegl - Duo-Sonate for Viola and Cello, Op. 139
Rebecca Clarke - Lullaby and Grotesque
Paul Hindemith - Duet for Viola and Cello
Günter Raphael - Duo for Viola and Cello, Op. 47
Witold Lutoslawski - Bukoliki
Darius Milhaud - Sonatina for Viola and Cello, Op. 378
Zikmund Schul - Chassidic Dances (2), Op. 15

Milhaud Concerto
Audite MAS 328 (1994)

Julia Rebekka Adler [Julia Mai], Viola
Landesjugendorchester Baden-Württemberg, Nicolás Pasquet, Conductor

Darisu Milhaud - Viola Concerto

Levon Ambartsumian

Shostakovich Sonata
Phoenix PHCD 155 (2003)

Levon Ambartsumian, Viola
Anatoly Sheludyakov, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

Misha Amory

Hindemith Sonatas
Musical Heritage Society (1993) [Cassette Tape]

Misha Amory, Viola
Thomas Sauer, Piano

Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo 1937
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano 1939
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4

Richard Wilson Viola Sonata
Koch International Classics 7483 (2000, recorded 1986)

Misha Amory, Viola
Blanca Uribe, Piano

Richard Wilson - Viola Sonata

Bengt Andersson

Souvenirs from Gothenburg
nosag AIVCD 001

Bengt Andersson, Viola
Bengt Ersson, Viola
Johanna Fridolfsson, Viola
Lars-Erik Persson, Cello
Peter Andersson, Cello
Frida Grinne, Double Bass
Ingemar Edgren, Piano

Jozef Czapek - Andante Religioso
Hilding Hallnäs - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Telemann and Larson
HNH Records HNH 4011 [LP] (1977)
BIS LP-46 [LP] (1976)
BIS-CD-186 (1995) [Telemann only]

Hersti Aberg, Viola
Bengt Andersson, Viola
Stockholm Chamber Ensemble

Georg Phillip Telemann - Concerto in G Major for 2 Violas and String Orchestra
Lars-Erik Larsson - Concertino for Viola and String Orchestra Op. 45, No. 9

Gerd-Inge Andersson

Brask Sonata
Classico CLASSCD 107 (1994, recorded 1992)

Gerd-Inge Andersson, Viola
Erik Skjoldan, Piano

Peter Brask - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Christoph Angerer

Pleyel Sinfonia Concertante
Cavalli CCD 422 (2002)

Christoph Angerer, Viola
Paul Angerer, Violin and Conductor
Concilium Musicum Wien

Ignaz Pleyel - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 35

Paul Angerer

Michael Haydn Double Concerto
Unicorn UNLP 1019 [LP] (1956)

Paul Angerer, Viola
Marjorie Mitchell, Piano
Vienna Orchestral Society, F. Charles Adler, Conductor

Michael Haydn - Concerto in C Major for Viola and Keyboard, P. 55

Quincy Porter Viola Concerto
American Recording Society ARS-36 [LP] (1953)
Desto DST 6410 / Desto D-410 [LP] (1965)

Paul Angerer, Viola
Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Desto) / American Recording Society Orchestra, Max Schoenherr, Conductor

Quincy Porter - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Jean-Marc Apap

Bach Suites
Zig Zag Territoires ZZT051103 (2006)

Jean-Marc Apap, Viola
Quatuor Terpsycordes

Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite for Cello Solo No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite for Cello Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Johann Sebastian Bach - Suite for Cello Solo No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Johann Sebastian Bach - Three Leipzig Chorale Preludes:
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653

Esther Apituley

Viola Voilà
Challenge Classics CC 72165 (2007)

Esther Apituley, Viola
Rië Tanaka, Piano
Eric Calmes, Electric Bass
Hans Dagelet, Trumpet
Amsterdam Viola Quartet:
Esther Apituley, Viola
Rogier van der Tak, Viola
Mieke Honingh, Viola
Ernst Grapperhaus, Viola

Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Esther Apituley - Hydropath for Viola Quartet
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie for Viola Solo
Riccardo Drigo - Air de ballet no 2: Valse bluette
Henri Vieuxtemps - Capriccio for Viola Solo, Op. 55, No. 9
John Cage - Dream for Viola and Viola Quartet
Gabriel Faure - Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16
Astor Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango

Violent Viola
Challenge Classics CC72156 (2006)

Esther Apituley, Viola
Rië Tanaka, Piano
Amsterdam Viola Quartet:
Esther Apituley, Viola
Rogier van der Tak, Viola
Mieke Honingh, Viola
Ernst Grapperhaus, Viola

Anonymous - Song from Georgia for Viola Trio
Esther Apituley - Pizzicato for Viola Quartet
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (Adagio only)
Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae, Reflections On A Song Of Dowland, Op. 48
John Dowland - Burst Forth my Tears, for Viola Quartet
John Dowland - If my Complaints Could Passions Move, for Viola Quartet
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25, No. 1
Zoltán Kodály - Adagio
Maurice Ravel - Kaddish for Viola and Piano
Stravinsky - Chason Russe for Viola and Piano
Henri Vieuxtemps - Elegie, Op. 30

Atar Arad

Freund Concerto
Indiana University IUSM-10 (2000)

Atar Arad, Viola
Indiana University Concert Orchestra, Don Freund, Conductor

Don Freund - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Hindemith Sonata
Telefunken 6.42076 [LP] (1977)

Atar Arad, Viola
Evelyne Brancart, Piano

Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4

Viola Concertos
Telefunken - 66695 8 [LP]

Atar Arad, Viola
Philharmonica Hungarica, Reinhard Peters, Conductor

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Gran' Viola (Orchestra)
Franz Anton Hoffmeister - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in D Major
Karl Stamitz - Viola Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 1

Virtuoso Viola Music
Telefunken [LP] (1978)

Atar Arad, Viola
Evelyne Brancart, Piano

Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie for Viola Solo
Johann Sebastian Bach (transcribed by Zoltan Kodaly) - Chromatic Fantasy
Henri Vieuxtemps - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Bb, Op. 36
Henri Vieuxtemps - Capriccio for Viola Solo, op. posth.*

*Per record label: "aus: Six Morceau pour Violon seul, suivis d'un Capriccio pour Alto seul, op. 55, No. 9 des Oevres posthumes. Paris, Brandus, zwischen 1881 und 1887.
Lento, con molto espressione"

Cecil Aronowitz

Flos Campi
Angel S36699 [LP] (1970)

Cecil Aronowitz, Viola
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Jacques Orchestra, David Willcocks, Conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi

Holst Lyric Movement
LYRITA SRCS.3 [LP] (1967)
Musical Heritage Society MHS 1303 [LP]

Cecil Aronowitz, Viola
The English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst, Conductor

Gustav Holst - Lyric Movement for Viola and Small Orchestra

Seiber Elegy
London Records CM.9265 [LP] (1960)

Cecil Aronowitz, Viola
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mátyás Seiber, Conductor

Mátyás Seiber - Elegy for Viola and Orchestra

Trauermusik
Angel S 36484 [LP] (1968)

Cecil Aronowitz, Viola
English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik

Dino Asciolla

Paganini Sonata
Deutche Grammophon 2530 629 [LP]

Dino Asciolla, Viola
London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Conductor

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Gran' Viola (Orchestra)

Solo Viola Works
Italia ITL 70016 [LP] (1977)

Dino Asciolla, Viola

Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25, No. 1
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie for Viola Solo
Johann Sebastian Bach (transcribed by Zoltan Kodaly) - Chromatic Fantasy
Max Reger - Suite in D Major, Op. 131d, No. 2

Susan Gulkis Assadi

Stock Viola Concerto
Innova

Susan Gulkis Assadi - Viola
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Conductor

David Stock - Viola Concerto

Jane Atkins

Bach Concerto
ASV Quicksilva CD QS 6243 (2000, recorded 1999)

Jane Atkins, Viola
The Adderbury Ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto in Eb Major for Viola and Orchestra, reconstruction from BWV 169, 49 and BWV 1053

Brahms, Britten and Hindemith
Collins Classics 12752 (1991, recorded 1990)

Jane Atkins, Viola
Pamela Lidiard, Piano

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae, Reflections On A Song Of Dowland, Op. 48
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2

Diana Burrell Viola Concerto
ASV CD DCA 977 (1996)

Jane Atkins, Viola
Northern Sinfonia of England, John Lubbock, Conductor

Diana Burrell - Viola Concerto

Ulysses Awakes
ASV CD DCA 1049 (1998)
Black Box BBM1091 (2004)

Jane Atkins, Viola
Orchestra of St John's, Smith Square, John Lubbock, Conductor

John Woolrich - Ulysses Awakes: After Monteverdi

Daniel Avshalomov

Avshalomov Three Generations
TROY 216; Albany Records (1966) [Jacob Avshalomov pieces reissues of CRI SD 567?]

Daniel Avshalomov, Viola
Robert MacDonald, Piano
Pamela Pyle, Piano

Jacob Avshalomov - Sonatine for Viola and Piano
Jacob Avshalomov - Evocations for Viola and Piano
David Avshalomov - Torn Curtain
Aaron Avshalomov - Nocturne (originally for er-hu)
Aaron Avshalomov - Kwei Fei's Lament (originally for er-hu)
Aaron Avshalomov - Lantern Dance (opera excerpt)

Jacob Avshalomov Works
Composers Recordings CRI SD 567 [LP] (1989, recorded 1986)

Daniel Avshalomov, Viola
Robert MacDonald, Piano

Jacob Avshalomov - Sonatine for Viola and Piano
Jacob Avshalomov - Evocations for Viola and Piano

Jonathan Bagg

Peyton Suite Nocturnale
Centaur CRC 2327 (1997, recorded 1996)

Jonathan Bagg, Viola

Malcolm Peyton - Suite Nocturnale

Robert Fuchs Works
Centaur CRC2278 (1999)

Jonathan Bagg, Viola
Jane Hawkins, Piano
Fritz Gearhart, Violin

Robert Fuchs - Fantasies for Viola and Piano, Op. 117
Robert Fuchs - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 86
Robert Fuchs - Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola in F# Major, Op. 115

Schumann Works
Centaur CRC 2581 (2002, recorded 2000)

Jonathan Bagg, Viola
Jane Hawkins, Piano
Donald L. Oehler, Clarinet

Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Robert Schumann - Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Clara Schumann - Three Romances, Op. 22
Robert Schumann - Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132

Wheelock Sonata
Gasparo Records GSCD 316 (1996)

Jonathan Bagg, Viola
Jane Hawkins, Piano

Donald Wheelock - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Karen Elaine Bakunin

NB: This artist made earlier recordings under the name Karen Elaine.

Dello Joio Lyric Fantasies
Kleos Classics KL5128

Karen Elaine, Viola
City of London Sinfonia, David Amos, Conductor

Norman Dello Joio - Lyric Fantasies for Viola and Strings (1975)

Ward-Steinman Concerto
Fleur de Son Classics FDS 57946 (2000)

Karen Elaine Bakunin , Viola
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Olomouc, David Amos, Conductor

David Ward-Steinman - Cinnabar Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra

Enrico Balboni

Paganini Sonata
Stradavarius STR 33640 (2003)

Enrico Balboni, Viola
I Soloisti Filarmonici Italiani

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Gran' Viola (Orchestra)

Christopher Balmer

Flos Campi
EMI CD-EMX 9512 (1987, recorded 1986)
EMI 7243 5 7531122 (2002)

Christopher Balmer, Viola
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi

Maurizio Barbetti

Cuaderno de Viaje
Quindecim Recordings QP056 (1994)

Maurizio Barbetti, Viola

Mario Lavista - Cuaderno de Viaje, Two Pieces for Viola

The Labyrinth Trial
RARA phm971606AB (1998)

Maurizio Barbetti, Viola

Aldo Brizzi - The Labyrinth Trial [L'épreuve du labyrinthe], for Viola and Tape [on tape: 10 prerecorded and filtered viola parts]
Aldo Brizzi - El olvido, el futoro, for Viola, Live Electronics and Tape

Viola Works
Music Worx PHM 940926B (1994)

Maurizio Barbetti, Viola
Silvia Belfiore, Piano [Feldman]

Salvatore Sciarrino - Ai limiti della notte
Franco Donatoni - Ali
Ennio Morricone - Suoni per Dino
Robert H P Platz - Levine's Solo
Toshio Hosokawa - Sen II
Luca Francesconi - Charlie Chan
Morton Feldman - The Viola in My Life III
Giacinto Scelsi - Manto I
Roberta Silvestrini - Animé
Aldo Brizzi - Canto sulla lontananza

Rudolf Barshai

Barshai Live
Multisonic 310355 (1995/2000)

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Vladimir Shraybman, Piano
Igor Oistrakh, Violin

Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25, No. 1
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunt
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in Bb Major, K. 424

Bunin Concerto
Melodiia D-5956 [and 5957] [LP] (1960)

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
? Radio Symphony Orchestra, Nikolai Anosov, Conductor

Revol Samoilovich Bunin - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in C Major, Op. 22

Revol Samoilovich Bunin (1924 - 1976) Revol Bunin was born in Moscow, on April 6, 1924 in a family of professional revolutionaries. His parents named him after the October revolution, Revol (his friends always called him "Volik"). His father, Samuil Markovich, was the "old timer", a member of the Communist Party from before the revolution and was a professor of social economics at of the Moscow Institutes.

Volik was 6 when he started to write music and he started by writing scores. In the after revolution Soviet Union, there was no specialty paper to write music on, surely, there was no note paper to write scores for a 6 year old, so young Bunin, would sit down and draw lines on a plane paper to make his own notes. He composed marches, waltzes, minuets and Polkas.

Bunin's mother was always very ill and she passed away when he was 14. His upbringing was entirely in the hands of his father. When Volik's mother was dying, she asked him to play a piano. He played Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mussorgsky through the night and in the morning, he had an asthma attack, his first, that later proved fatal for his life.

In 1938 Revol started his studies at the Composers' faculty of the Music School of the Moscow Conservatory under professor Ilya Litinsky. During his third year of studies he was admitted to the Moscow Conservatory and continued his studies under professor Vissarion Shebalin, who was, at the time, Conservatory's director. In 1941, when World War II, he was summoned to first work at the military factory in Moscow and, then, was drafted to the active duty, but, taking into account his musical gift, he was stationed near Moscow, so he could continue to attend the classes. He was decommissioned, due to his ill health, in March of 1943.

In June of 1943 Shostakovich came to teach at the Moscow Conservatory and Revol Bunin was the first student selected by the great composer to be his pupil. Bunin wrote in his article "With great appreciation" in "The Soviet Music" Magazine (September 1976) - "... We were more and more conquered by Shostakovich's works. Secretly, I was dreaming to become his student. Finally, this happy day came on June 7th, 1943, class room number 31... At the piano a friendly man, dressed in a gray-colored modest suit , wearing horn-rimmed spectacles. He looked very young, nothing like the old eminent scholars of the Conservatory. He asked me in details how old I was, when I started to compose, who were my teachers, if I studied polyphony and so on; he subjected me to a small exam - I had to read a score of Haydn symphony, to tell him what was the difference between a Passacallia and Chiaconne, to give examples, known to me, of a mirror reprise in symphonic allegri and give examples for use of French horns and trumpets in a rare formation (H, Fis). Shostakovich was interested if I read a lot and if I liked Chekhov and Leskov..."

It happened, that for a while, Bunin was Shostakovich's only student. Revol graduated from the Conservatory in 1945 with honors. Shebalin (director of the Conservatory) could not forgive Bunin's defection to the class of Shostakovich from his own and did not allow his name to be added to the "Golden Board" of exemplary students.

In 1947 Bunin moved to Leningrad, where he taught music arrangement at the Leningrad Conservatory and assisted Shostakovich as a co-professor of composition. Same year his 2nd Symphony was premiered in Leningrad, under the button of a legendary conductor Evgeny Mravinsky.

In 1948 he moved back to Moscow and worked as an editor at the State Music Publishing.

After infamous government decree, that set stringent regulations on music and art in the former Soviet Union, Shostakovich was dismissed as the professor in the Conservatory. Consequently, his assistant, Bunin, has also lost his position and became, for a while, persona non-grate. He had to make his living by writing scores for other composers, mainly protegees of other Soviet Republics. His music has won on several occasions the "Stalin Prize", but Bunin's name didn't appear on these awards nor was mentioned to the selection committee, however, he was always rewarded by the "composers" for his silence.

Revol Bunin died on July 3rd, 1976 in Moscow. He was mourned by his wife, his friends and many students. He had no children. He was never awarded State honors, for he refused to join the Communist Party, in contrast with many of his colleagues.

Bunin wrote music scores to 48 motion pictures, cartoons and documentaries. He left 45 major compositions, including 9 symphonies, numerous sonatas, quartets, trios, an opera, romances, several concertos for piano, violin. His viola concerto (Op. 22) was composed in 1953 and dedicated to his close friend, famed violist, Rudolf Barshai.

[Authorship of the above uncertain. American Digital?]

Glinka Sonata
Leningradskiy Sovnarhoz D 8133 4 [LP 10"]
Multisonic (1994)

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Tatiana Nokolayeva, Piano

Mikhail Glinka - Sonata for Viola and Piano (unfinished) in D minor

Handoshkin Concerto
Dolgoigrayuschaya mono D 3161-2 [LP]
Monitor MC-2018 [LP] (1958) - same recording? [Barshai conducts Moscow Chamber Orchestra.]

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Igor Oistrakh, Violin
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Ivan Handoshkin - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in G Major, K. 423

Harold in Italy
Melodiya/Angel SR 40001 [LP] (1967, recorded 1964)
Melodia/Eurodisc S 74 069 KK [LP] Melodiya Eterna 8 26 485 [LP] (1974) Melodiia SUCD 10-00484 (1992) [with Trauermusik, recorded 1958]

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, David Oistrakh, Conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai, Conductor [Trauermusik]

Hector Berlioz - Harold in Italy
Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik [1992 recording only]

Lully Arioso and Minuet
Dolgoigrayuschaya, Mono D-3578 GOST 5289-56 (red label) [LP]

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Chamber Orchesra, Rudolf Barshai, Conductor

Lully - Arioso and Minuet

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Period Records SHO 343 / SHO-ST 2343 [LP] (1950)
Artia ALP 165 [LP] (1960/1965)
Melodiia D-05236--D-05237 [LP] (1974)
Recital Hall RH-301 [LP] (1983)
Chant du Monde LDC 278 906 (1988)
Melodia Eurodisc GD 69054 (1989)

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
David Oistrakh, Violin and Conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major K. 364 (320 d)

Barshai Collection
[available www.rudolfbarshai.com]

Vol. I - "Bach and Barshai"

Rudolf Barshai, Viola and Conductor
Vyatcheslav Trushin, Viola (?)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (played on a Stradivarius viola)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Vol. II - "Viola from Heaven"

Rudolf Barshai, Viola
Pianists?

Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Serge Prokofiev - Five Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 25, No. 1
Maurice Ravel - Pavane
Claude Debussy - piece (?)
Mikail Glinka - Viola Sonata in D Minor

Vol. III: "Rudolf Barshai and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra"

Georg Frederich Handel - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in B minor [actually by Henri Casadesus]
Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik

László Bársony

Budapest 1968
Qualiton Red Stereo LPX 11 396 [LP] (1968)
[NB: An album of winners of the 10th International Music Competition, Budapest, 1968, for Cello, Viola and String Quartet

László Bársony, Viola

Johann Sebastian Bach (transcribed by Zoltan Kodaly) - Chromatic Fantasy
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11, No. 5 [Scherzo]

Ranki Concerto
Hungaroton SLPX 12434 [LP] (1983)

László Bársony, Viola
Hungarian State Orchestra, Ádám Medveczky, Conductor

György Ránki - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Schwanendreher
Hungaroton SLPX 11587 [LP] (1982?)
White Label/Gloria/Qualiton HRC 148 (1990)

László Bársony, Viola
Hungarian State Orchestra, Miklós Erdélyi, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher, Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola Solo, Op. 11, No. 5 [on LP only]

Weber Hungarian Rondo
Hungaroton SLPX 12041 [LP] (1980)

László Bársony, Viola
Hungarian State Orchestra(?), János Ferencsik, Conductor

Carl Maria von Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo in C minor, J. 79 (Orchestra)

Peter Bársony

Haydn Sonatas
Hungaroton HCD 32361

Peter Bársony, Viola
Vilmos Szabadi, Violin

Franz Joseph Haydn - Six Sonatas for Violin and Viola, Hob VI
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 1 in F Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:1
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:2
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 3 in Bb Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:3
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 4 in D Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:4
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 5 in Eb Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:5
Franz Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 6 in C Major for Violin and Viola, Hob VI:6

Stamitz Duos
Hungaroton HCD 32282

Peter Bársony, Viola
Vilmos Szabadi, Violin

Carl Stamitz - Six Duos for Violin and Viola, Op. 18
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 1 in F Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 1
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 2
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 3 in Eb Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 3
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 4
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 5 in ? Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 5
Carl Stamitz - Duo No. 6 in D Major for Violin and Viola, Op. 18, No. 6

Hans-Christian Bartel

Bartel Concerto
ITM Classics ITM 950025 (1994, recorded 1989)

Hans-Christian Bartel, Viola
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Conductor

Hans-Christian Bartel - Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra

Annette Bartholdy

Shostakovich Sonatas
Naxos 8.557231

Annette Bartholdy, Viola
Julius Drake, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 40

Luis Magin Muñiz Bascón

Spanish Music for Viola and Piano
Tanidos SRD-305 (2005)

Luis Magin Muñiz Bascón, Viola
Francisco Damián Fernández, Piano

Ángel Arteaga (1928-1948) - Four Improvisations for Viola and Piano
Xavier Montsalvage (1912-2002) - "Pregaria a Santiago" for Viola and Piano
Francisco Fleta Polo - Viola Sonata, Op. 62, "Cantares de mío Cid" (1931)
Román Alís - Balada de las cuatro cuerdas, Op. 116 (1931)
Lluis Benejam - Viola Sonata "Moments Musicals" (1952)
Ricardo Lamote de Grignon y Ribas (1899-1962) - Scherzino for Viola and Piano

Yuri Bashmet

Barkauskas Concerto
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Center VSCD 101

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Strings of Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Robertas Servenikas, Conductor

Vytautas Barkauskas - Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 63 (1981)

Bashmet and Richter
Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga MK 418015 (1992, recorded 1985)
Britten also on:Russian Revelation 10060 and
Yedang YCC0070

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Sviatoslav Richter, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147
Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae, Reflections On A Song Of Dowland, Op. 48
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4

Bartok ConcertoBartok Concerto
Deutsche Grammophon 4777440 (2008)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Conductor
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Conductor

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120, BB 128
Béla Bartók - Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 36, BB 48a
Béla Bartók - Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz. 115

Beriot, Schubert, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky
Yedang YCC-0087 (2002)
Melodiya SUCD 10-00540

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano
The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Conductor
[Recording 22 March 1986, live at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory]

Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Igor Stravinsky - Chanson Russe
Alexander Tchaikovsky - Viola Concerto
Charles-Auguste de Beriot - Scene de Ballet, Op. 100

Brahms Sonata No. 1 and Songs
Live Classics 661

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Vassili Lobanov, Piano
Tomoko Masur, Mezzo-soprano

Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Johannes Brahms - Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91

Brahms Sonatas
RCA 63293 (2003)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano
Larissa Diadkova, Mezzo-soprano

Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Johannes Brahms - Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91

Brahms Works
Olympia OCD 175 (recorded 1983 and 1984)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano
Valentin Berlinsky, Cello

Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Johannes Brahms - Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Britten Double Concerto
Erato(France), 1999

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Halle Orchestra, Kent Nagano, Conductor

Benjamin Britten - Double Concerto in B minor, for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

Druzhinin, Reger and Schubert
Eurodisc Stereo 200 085-366 [LP] (1970s)
Melodiya White Label Stereo C10-09467-8 [LP]
Harmonia Mundi LDX 78731/CM 460 [LP]

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano

Fjodor Druzhinin - Sonata for Viola Solo (1966)
Max Reger - Suite No. 1 in G minor for Solo Viola, Op. 131d
Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 [maybe same as Melodiya SUCD 10-00540?]

Eshpai Viola Concerto
Russian Disc 11054 (1994)
Moscow Music Publishers (2003)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
USSR Symphony Orchestra, Fedor Glushchenko, Conductor

Andrei Eshpai - Viola Concerto

Bruch and Walton
RCA Red Seal 63292

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Victor Tretyakov, Violin
London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn, Conductor

William Walton - Viola Concerto
Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Max Bruch - Romanze in F Major, for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85
Max Bruch - Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 88

Glinka, Roslavets and Shostakovich
RCA Red Seal 61273

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano

Mikhail Glinka - Sonata for Viola and Piano (unfinished) in D minor
Nicolai Roslavets - Sonata No. 1 for Viola and Piano (1930)
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

Hindemith, Enesco and Golevin
Molodya C10 19681 008 [LP] (1982)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano

Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4
Paul Hindemith - Meditation for Viola and Piano
Georges Enesco - Concertpiece for Viola and Piano
Andrei Golovin - Sonata-Breve for Viola and Piano

Kancheli and Gubaidulina

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolay Kornev, Chorusmaster
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Giya Kancheli - Styx for viola, mixed choir and orchestra(1999)
Sofia Gubaidulina - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1996)

Kancheli Liturgy
Melodiya 49958

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze, Conductor

Giya Kancheli - Vom Winde Beweint, Liturgy for Solo Viola and Orchestra

Kollontai Concerto
Relief CR 991064 (1999, recorded 1983)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Conductor

Mikhail Yermolaev-Kollontai - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Melodiya C10 15371-72 [LP] (1981)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Vladimir Spivakov, Violin and Conductor
English Chamber Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major K. 364 (320 d)

ReminsicencesReminiscences
Onyx ONYX4032 (2008)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntian, Piano

J J Benda - Grave
Johannes Brahms - Scherzo in C minor from the F.A.E. Sonata
Johannes Brahms - Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 (Lullaby)
Marin Marais - Suite in D Minor
Marin Marais - Five Old French Dances
Serge Prokofiev - Scene of Farewell and Juliet's death from Romeo and Juliet
Jean-Philipe Rameau - La villageoise
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte
Eric Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
Igor Stravinsky - Chanson Russe

Schnittke Triple Concerto
EMI 5561192 / EMI Classics 5 55627 2 (1996, recorded 1995)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Mstislav Rostropovich, Cello
Moscow Soloists

Alfred Schnittke - Triple Concerto [Concerto for Three][Konzert zu dritt for violin, viola, cello and chamber orchestra (1994)]
Alfred Schnittke - String Trio
Alfred Schnittke - Minuet
Alban Berg (arr. Alfred Schnittke) - Canon "An das Frankfurter Opernhaus" for Violin and String Orchestra

Schnittke Viola Concerto 1
Melodiya A10 00499 007 [LP]
Melodiya SUCD 10-00068
Regis Records RRC1141

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Conductor

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Schnittke Viola Concerto 2
RCA Red Seal (1991)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Conductor

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Schubert, Schumann, Bruch, Enesco
RCA Red Seal 60112

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Mikhail Muntyan, Piano

Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Georges Enesco - Concertpiece for Viola and Piano

Shostakovich Viola Sonata
Regis Records RRC1128
Yedang YCC-0106 (2002)
Melodiya SUCD 10-00095

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Sviatoslav Richter, Piano
[Recorded 26 September 1982]

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

Shostakovich Viola Sonata (orchestration) I
Sony Classical SK 60550 (1998)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Moscow Soloists

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147 (arranged for Viola and chamber orchestra by Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Shostakovich Viola Sonata (orchestration) II
Deutsche Grammophon DG 477 6196 (2005)

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147 (arranged for Viola and chamber orchestra by Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Walton and Schnittke Concertos
Yedang YCC-0140 (2002)
Russian Revelation CD 10010 [Walton only]
[Recorded 11 January 1990 (Schnittke) and 5 May 1988 (Walton)]

Yuri Bashmet, Viola
Moscow Conservatory Orchestra (Schnittke)/State Symphony Orchestra (Walton), Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Conductor

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
William Walton - Viola Concerto

Cathy Basrak

American Viola Works
Cedille CDR 90000 053 (2000)

Cathy Basrak, Viola
William Koehler, Piano (Jacobi and Liebermann)
Robert Koenig, Piano

George Rochberg - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1979)
Frederick Jacobi - Fantasy for Viola and Piano (1941)
Alan Shulman - Theme and Variations (1940)
Quincy Porter - Speed Etude (1948)
Lowell Liebermann - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1984)

Susan Bates

Harrison Threnody
Composers Recordings CRI SD 455 [LP] (1981)
Composers Recordings ACS 6006 [Cassette] (1985)
CRI CD 613 (1991)

Susan Bates, Viola
Gamelan Sekar Kembar

Lou Harrison - Threnody for Carlos Chávez

Eugene Becker

Ewazen Sonata
Spindrift (1997)

Eugene Becker, Viola
Eric Ewazen, Piano

Eric Ewazen - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Sviatoslav Belonogov

Kancheli Liturgy
Olympia OCD 424

Sviatoslav Belonogov, Viola
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Fedor Glushchenko, Conductor

Giya Kancheli - Vom Winde Beweint ['Mourned by the Wind'], Liturgy for Solo Viola and Orchestra

Jean-François Bénatar

Françaix Works
REM 311225 (1994)

Jean-François Bénatar, Viola
Jean Françaix, Piano

Jean Françaix - Rhapsody for Viola and Piano [Rhapsodie]
Jean Françaix - Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

Juon Sonata
REM 311267 (1995)

Jean-François Bénatar, Viola
Hélène Calef, Piano

Paul Juon - Sonata for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 15

Roger Benedict

Volupté
Melba MR 301126 (2010)

Roger Benedict, Viola
Timothy Young, Piano
Ben Jacks, horn

Charles Koechlin - Sonate pour Piano et Alto, Op. 53
Charles Koechlin - Quatre Petites Pièces for Horn, Viola and Piano
Joseph Jongen - Concertino pour Alto et Piano, Op. 111 (1940)
Joseph Jongen - Introduction et Danse, Op. 102 (1935)
Joseph Jongen - Andante Espressivo (1900)
Joseph Jongen - Allegro Appassionato

Aldo Bennici

Berio Voci
RCA Victor Red Seal 7898-2-RC (1990, recorded 1988)

Aldo Bennici, Viola
London Sinfonietta, Luciano Berio, Conductor

Luciano Berio - Voci

Clementi Capriccio
Ricordi CRMCD 1004 (1987)

Aldo Bennici, Viola
Orchestra A. Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Conductor

Aldo Clementi - Capriccio, for Viola and 24 Instruments

The Contemporary Viola
Italia ITL 70038 [LP] (1978)

Aldo Bennici, Viola

Salvatore Sciarrino - Tre notturni brillanti
Sylvano Bussotti - Rara
Luciano Berio - Sequenza VI
Bruno Maderna - Viola
Bruno Bartolozzi - Andamenti
Franco Donatoni - Ali

Daniel Benyamini

Bartok and Hindemith
Deutsche Grammophon 2531 249 [LP] (1980)

Daniel Benyamini, Viola
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher, Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra
Béla Bartók - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120, BB 128

Maayani Concerto
Fons Music Foundation FONS 36-2007 (1999)

Daniel Benyamini, Viola
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, David Shallon, Conductor

Ami Maayani - Viola Concerto

Melvin Berger

Starer and Vaughan Williams
Pye Records [LP] (1965)
Golden Guinea GGC 4049 [LP]
Turnabout Vox TV 34692 [LP] (Starer only)

Melvin Berger, Viola
English Chamber Orchestra, John Shashall, Conductor

Robert Starer - Concerto for Viola, Strings and Percussion
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Svava Bernhardsdottir

Paganini, Reger, Schubert, Stravinsky and Vieuxtemps
SKrE 5-690822-952790

Svava Bernhardsdottir, Viola
Kristinn orn Kristinsson, Piano

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Grand' Viola (Piano)
Max Reger - Suite No. 1 in G minor for Solo Viola, Op. 131d
Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Igor Stravinsky - Elegie for Viola Solo
Hernri Vieuxtemps - Caprice for Viola Solo, Op. 55, No. 9

Svaviola II
ITM 902 (2005)

Svava Bernhardsdóttir, Viola
Anna Gudny Gudmundsdóttir, Piano

Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson - Six Icelandic Folk Songs for viola and piano (1969)
Thorkell Sigurbjornsson - Step by Step for viola (1984)
Mist Thorkelsdóttir - Lively Rag for viola (1994)
Áskell Másson - A voce sola for viola (1984)
Kjartan Ólafsson - Dusk for viola and Piano
Hilmar Thórdarson - Elegy for viola (1990)
Jón Thórarinsson - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1947)

Alexander Besa

Britten, Bruch, Clarke, Enesco and Kopelent
Artimus ARMU001-2

Alexander Besa, Viola
Jirina Kolmanova, Piano

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae, Reflections On A Song Of Dowland, Op. 48
Max Bruch - Romanze, Op. 85
Rebecca Clarke - Sonata for Viola and Piano
Georges Enesco - Concertpiece for Viola and Piano
Marek Kopelent - Toccata for Viola and Piano (1978)

Bruch Double Concerto
Supraphon SU 3554-2 031 (2001)

Alexander Besa, Viola
Ludmila Peterková, Clarinet
The Prague Philharmonia, Jiri Belohlavek, Conductor

Max Bruch - Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 88

Rolla Works
Supraphon SU 3616-2 131 (2002)

Alexander Besa, Viola
Marco Mosca, Cello

Alessandro Rolla - Duet in F Major for Viola and Cello
Alessandro Rolla - Three Pieces for Viola Solo, Op. post.

NB: This recording contains Four Viola Sonatas: Sonata in C major for viola and bass (BI 323), Sonata in D minor for viola and bass (BI 324), Sonata in E flat major for viola and bass (BI 325) and Sonata in A flat major for viola and bass (BI 327) performed on Cello.

Roger Best

Flos Campi
Nimbus NI 5166 and 1754 (1999)

Roger Best, Viola
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
English String Orchestra, Stephen Darlington, Conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi

Lachrymae
Nimbus Records NI 5025 (1985)

Roger Best, Viola
English String Orchestra, William Boughton, Conductor

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae, Reflections On A Song Of Dowland, Op. 48a

Stamitz Sinfonia Concertante
ASV CD QS 6140 (1995, recorded 1988)

Roger Best, Viola
Richard Friedman, Violin
London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople, Conductor

Karl Stamitz - Sinfonia Concertante in D major for Violin and Viola

Earlier release on Musical Heritage Society 312775K [Cassette] (1989) with

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major K. 364 (320 d)

Franz Beyer

Dittersdorf and Sperger
FSM 53 009 [LP] (1976, recorded 1975)
FSM FCD 91 009 (1989)

Franz Beyer, Viola
Paul Breuer, Bass

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf - Sonata for Viola and Double-Bass in Eb, K. 219
Johann Matthias Sperger - Sonata for Viola and Double-Bass No. 1 in D Major, M. C I/7
Johann Matthias Sperger - Sonata for Viola and Double-Bass No. 2 in D Major, M. C I/9

Stamitz Works
VICS-1339 (1968)
BASF Harmonia Mundi BHM 29048-4 (BAC 3035-36) (1973)

Franz Beyer, Viola
Franz-Josef Maier, Violin
Thomas Blees, Cello
Collegium Aureum, Rolf Reinhardt, Conductor

Karl Stamitz - Sinfonia Concertante in A Major for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra

Georgii (Georgy) Bezrukov

Bowen and Walker
Melodiya C10-11563--C10-11564 (1980) [LP]

Georgii Bezrukov, Viola
Mikhail Muntian, Piano

York Bowen - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C minor
Ernest Walker - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C Major

Eremiash, Ribary and Rudzinsky
Melodiya Aprelevka Record Plant 33C10 10207-8 [LP] (1978)

Georgii Bezrukov, Viola
Anatoly Spivak, Piano

Yaroslav (Jaroslav) Eremiash (Jeremiás) (1889-1919) - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C minor, Op. 3
Vitold (Witold) Rudzinsky (b. 1913) - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1946)
Antal Ribary (b. 1924) - Sonata for Viola and Piano (1958)

Mendelssohn and Rubinstein
Melodiya 33D-023785 [LP] (1968)
Melodiia GOST 5289-80 [LP]

Georgii Bezrukov, Viola
Anatoly Spivak, Piano

Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C Minor (1824)
Anton Rubinstein - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 49

Mikhail Bezverkhny

Shostakovich Sonata
De Rode Pomp RP/GMA 041 (2004)
Northern Flowers NF 9921-22 (2004)

Mikhail Bezverkhny, Viola
Timur Sergeyenya, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

Luigi Alberto Bianchi

Brahms Sonatas
?? [LP] (1977)

Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Viola
Leslie Wright, Piano

Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2

Hummel Sonata
Dynamic 192 (1997)

Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Viola
Aldo Orvieto, Piano

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Viola Sonata in Eb, Op. 5, No. 3

Paganini Sonata and other Short Works
Dynamic CDS 259 (2006, recorded 1973 and 1980

Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Viola
RIAS Orchestra Berlin, Jaques Delacôte, Conductor
Bruno Canino, Piano

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Gran' Viola
Niccolo Paganini - La Campanella
Fritz Kreisler - Liebesleid
Fritz Kreisler - Liebesfreud
Pablo de Sarasate - Playera
Pablo de Sarasate - Malagueña
Pablo de Sarasate - Romanza Andalusa
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado
Ernest Bloch - Nigun
Claude Debussy - La fille à cheveux de lin
Maurice Ravel - Piece en forme de Habanera

Reger Suites
Dynamic CDS 383 (2002, recorded earlier)

Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Viola

Max Reger - Three Suites for Solo Viola, Op.131d

Rota Sonatas
Dynamic 211 (1997)

Luigi Alberto Bianchi, Viola
Marco Vincenzi, Piano

Nino Rota - Intermezzo for Viola and Piano
Nino Rota - Sonata No. 1 for Viola and Piano
Nino Rota - Sonata No. 2 for Viola and Piano

Davia Binder

Bartok, Honegger and Shostakovich
Berlin Classics Corona Classic (1998)
EDEL Classics CD 0001432CCC [Bartok only]
EDEL Berlin Classics 25692 (1995) [with Hindemith Trauermusik and Meyer Poem]

Davia Binder, Viola
Manfred Schumann, Piano
Jutta Czapski, Piano
Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Herbert Kegel, Conductor

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120, BB 128
Arthur Honegger - Sonata for Viola and Pianoforte, H. 26
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

Hindemith Trauermusik
EDEL Classics CCC0000962 (1996) [Album also contains Alfred Lipka playing Der Schwanedreher]
EDEL Berlin Classics 25692 (1995) [with Bartok Concerto and Meyer Poem]

Davia Binder, Viola
Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Herbert Kegel, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik

Meyer Poem
Eterna 8 20 530 [LP] (1965)
EDEL Berlin Classics 25692 (1995) [with Bartok Concerto and Hindemith Trauermusik]

Davia Binder, Viola
Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Herbert Kegel, Conductor

Ernst Hermann Meyer - Poem for Viola and Orchester

Agathe Blondel

Brahms and Schumann
Ambroisie AMB 9967 (2005)

Agathe Blondel, Viola
Irène Blondel, Piano

Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113

Norbert Blume

Glinka Sonata
Opus 111 OPS 30-230 (1998)

Norbert Blume, Viola
Olga Tverskaya, Fortepiano

Mikhail Glinka - Sonata for Viola and Piano (unfinished) in D minor

Hummel Sonata
Meridian 84236 (1993)

Norbert Blume, Viola
Christine Croshaw, Piano

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Viola Sonata in Eb, Op. 5, No. 3

Igor Boguslavsky

Bibik Chamber Symphony
Melodiya 33C10-10727-28 [LP] (1980?)

Igor Boguslavsky, Viola
Chamber Orchestra conducted By Igor Blazhkov

Valentin Bibik - Chamber Symphony, Op. 29, "In Memory of D. Shostakovich"

Hindemith Concerti
ABC Westminster Gold WGS-8330 [LP] (1976)
Melodiya CM-02019/20 [LP]
BMG Classics (1997?)

Igor Boguslavsky, Viola
Moscow Symphony Large Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Kammermusik No. 5, op. 36 no. 4
Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher, Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra

Meyer Poem
Melodiia MK 33D-013939(a)/33D-013940(a) [LP] (1964)

Igor Boguslavsky, Viola
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Aranovich, Conductor

Ernst Meyer - Poem for Viola and Orchestra

Schnittke Suite
Chant du Monde LDC 288 078 (1994, recorded 1992)
Russian Disc (?) [Schnittke only]

Igor Boguslavsky, Viola and Viola d'Amore
Alla Litvinenko, Harpsichord
Ensemble of soloists from the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Georgy Bezrukov, Conductor
Kiktor Grishin, Vibraphone
Niktor Gabrinsky, Marimba
Vadim Vasilykov, Bells

Alfred Schnittke - Suite in the Old Style (For viola d'amore, harpsichord, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, and bells - originally for violin and harpsichord)
Edison Denissov - Variations on a Choral Theme by J.S. Bach (For viola and small ensemble, originally for viola and piano)
Sofia Goubaidoulina - The Garden of Joys and Sorrows (For flute, viola and harp)
Edison Denissov - Three pictures by Paul Klee (For viola, oboe, vibraphone, horn, piano, and double bass)

Suslin Sonata
Olympia 678 (2000)

Igor Boguslavsky, Viola
Aleksei Lubimov, Harpsichord

Viktor Suslin - Sonata Capricciosa for Viola and Harpsichord

Klaas Boon

Harold in Italy
Dutch Audiophile Classics "Concertgebouw Series" APL 101.558 (recorded 1963) [CD]

Klaas Boon, Viola
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Pierre Monteux, Conductor

Hector Berlioz - Harold in Italy, Op. 16

Henkemans Concerto
Radio Nederland RN 433--434 [LP] (1960s, recorded broadcast 1957)
Q Disc 97015 (2000)

Klaas Boon, Viola
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum, Conductor

Hans Henkemans - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Honegger and Milhaud
Philips minigroove A 00613 R [LP]

Klaas Boon, Viola
Cor de Groot, Piano

Arthur Honegger - Sonata for Viola and Pianoforte
Darius Milhaud - Sonata No. 2 for Viola and Piano, Op. 244

Strauss Don Quixote
Dutch Audiophile Classics "Concertgebouw Series" APL 101.548 (recorded 1964) [CD]

Klaas Boon, Viola
Pierre Fournier, Cello
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, George Szell, Conductor

Richard Strauss - Don Quixote, Op. 35

Vadim Borisovsky
Var. spelling: Borrisovski

Viola Works
Vista Vera VVCD-00076 (2005)
MELODIA M10-42201-2 [does not include Prokofiev and Turina (or Brahms?)]

Vadim Borisovsky, Viola and Viola d'Amore (1-3)
Mikhail Terian, Viola (7)
Nina Alexandryskaya, Mezzo-soprano (3, 4)
Alexander Goldenveiser, Piano (6)
Boris Zhilinsky, Piano (5, 7, 8)
Georgi Orentlicher, Piano (3)
Maria Nemenova-Luntz, Piano (1, 2)
A. Levina, Piano (10)
Borodin Quartet (V. Doubinsky, J, Alexandrov, D. Schebalin, V. Berlinsky)(10)

Louis-Toussaint Milandre (arr. L. Waefelghem) - Andante and Menuet
Johannes Paul Martini (arr. L. Waefelghem) - Plaisir d'Amour
Thibaut IV (1201-1253)(arr. V. Borisovsky) - The Rose's Song
Johannes Brahms - Gestillte Sehnsucht, Op. 91 No. 1
Franz Schubert (arr. V. Borisovsky) - Impromtu in G Major, Op.90, No. 3
Mikhail Glinka - Sonata for Viola and Piano (unfinished) in D minor
P. Bulakhov (arr. V. Borisovsky) - Barcarole for Two Violas and Piano
Peter Tchaikovsky (arr. V. Borisovsky) - Ardent Declaration
Sergi Prokofiev (arr. V. Borisovsky) - Balcony Scene from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet
Joachin Turina - Escena Andaluza for Viola, Piano and String quartet, Crepuscule du Soir and A la Fenetre

Robert Boulay

Bach Double Concerto
Polydor PL 6350 / XTV 13205 [LP] (1950s)

Robert Boulay, Viola
Marguerite Roesgen-Champion, Harpsichord
Lamoureux Orchestra, Arthur Goldschmidt, Conductor

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach - Concerto in Eb Major for Viola, Keyboard and Orchestra, C 44

Marais Suites
Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre OL 50048 [LP] (1954)

Marie-Thérèse Chailley, Viola
Robert Boulay, Viola
Laurence Boulay, Harpsichord (Suite 1)
Irmgard Lechner, Harpsichord (Suite 2)

Marin Marais - Suite No. 1 in D Major, from Pièces de violes, 4e livre. 1er partie
Marin Marais - Suite No. 2 in G Major, from Pièces de violes, 4e livre. 1er partie

Marais Suites 2
Haydn Society AS-H (AS-37) [LP] (1954)

Robert Boulay, Viola
Laurence Boulay, Harpsichord

Marin Marais - Suite No. 1 in D Major, from Pièces de violes, 3e livre
Marin Marais - Suite No. 5 in G Major, from Pièces de violes, 4e livre

James Boyd

Bowen - Complete Works
Hyperion CDA67651 (2008, recorded 2007)

Lawrence Power, Viola
Philip Dukes, Viola
James Boyd, Viola
Scott Dickinson, Viola

York Bowen - Fantasia for four violas, Op. 41, No. 1

Viola Music of York Bowen
Epoch - CD CDLX 7126

James Boyd, Viola
Bengt Forsberg, Piano

York Bowen - Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op. 54
York Bowen - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C minor
York Bowen - Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Major

Simonide Braconi

Malipiero Dialog
Stradivarius STR 33620 (2002, recorded 1999)

Simonide Braconi, Viola
Orchestra Nuova Filarmonia, D. Molinini, Conductor

Gian Francesco Malpiero - Dialog No. 5 for Viola and Orchestra

Marchenbilder
Agora AG 043.1 (1997)

Simonide Braconi, Viola
Andrea Dindo, Piano
Alessandro Carbonare, Clarinet

Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Robert Schumann - Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132

Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Weber
Agora AG171.1 (1999, recorded 1998)

Simonide Braconi, Viola
Monaldo Braconi, Piano

Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C Minor (1824)
Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro in Ab major, Op. 70
Carl Maria von Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo in C minor, J. 79

Paganini Sonata
Dynamic for CD Classica

Simonide Braconi, Viola
Massimo Palumbo, Piano

Niccolo Paganini - Sonata per la Grand' Viola (Piano)

La viola nel 900
Vigiesse CD 1028

Simonide Braconi, Viola
Monaldo Braconi, Piano

Darius Milhaud - Quatre Visages for Viola and Piano, Op. 238
Paul Hindemith - Meditation
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4
Michael Berkeley - Odd Man Out
Krzysztof Penderecki - Cadenza for Viola Solo
Simonide Braconi - Monologo per viola solo

Sarah-Jane Bradley

Bach, Brahms and Schumann
Orientis (2004)

Sarah-Jane Bradley, Viola
Jonathan Ayerst, Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach - Chaconne in D minor from the Partita II, BWV 1004
Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 120, No. 2

British Viola Music
Dutton CDLX (2007)

Sarah-Jane Bradley, Viola
Orchestra Nova, George Vass, Conductor

David Matthews - Winter Remembered
William Alwyn - Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and String Orchestra
John McCabe - Concerto Funebre
Gustav Holst - Lyric Movement for Viola and Small Orchestra
Elizabeth Maconchy - Romance

Mark Braunstein

Elgar Concerto
Virgo VJ 7 91455-2 (1991)

Mark Braunstein, Viola
Academy of London, Richard Stamp, Conductor

Edward Elgar - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 85 (arr. Tertis)

Guenther Breitenbach

Der Schwanendreher
Vox PL 7460 [LP] (1952)
Vox PL 11,980 [LP] (1961)

Guenther Breitenbach, Viola
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Haefner, Conductor

Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher, Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra

Sheila Browne

Music for Viola and Cello
Centaur 2798 (2006, recorded 2005)

Sheila Browne, Viola
Wesley Baldwin, Cello

Paul Hindemith - Duo for Viola and Cello
Witold Lutoslawski - Bucolics for Viola and Violoncello (Bukoliki)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Duet for Viola and Cello in E flat major, WoO 32 ("With eyeglasses obligato")
Rebecca Clarke - Two Pieces for Viola and Cello (1917) [Lullaby and Grotesque ?]
Walter Piston - Duo for Viola and Cello
Dan Coleman - Dezembrum for Viola and Cello

Vladimir Bukac

Bartok, Hindemith and Martinu
Calliope CAL 9364 (2007)

Vladimir Bukac, Viola
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Valek, Conductor

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120, BB 128
Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik
Bohuslav Martinu - Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Husa Suite
Clarton CQ0049-2 (2001)

Vladimir Bukac, Viola
Jaromir Klepac, Piano

Karel Husa - Suite for Viola and Piano, Op. 5 (1945)

Martinu Sonata
Calliope CAL 9285 (2000, recorded 1999)

Vladimir Bukac, Viola
Jaromir Klepac, Piano

Max Reger - Three Suites for Solo Viola, Op.131d
Bohuslav Martinu - Sonata No. 1 for Viola and Piano
Rebecca Clarke - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Rendez-vous en deux
Radioservis CR0170-2 (2000)

Vladimir Bukac, Viola
Jaromir Klepac, Piano

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Bumble Bee
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunt
Carl Maria von Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo in C minor, J. 79
Hernri Vieuxtemps - Caprice for Viola Solo, Op. 9 "Hommage a Paganini"

Shostakovich Sonata
Calliope CAL9355 (2006)

Vladimir Bukac, Viola
Yakov Kasman, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

Nils Bultmann

Forgiveness
(2003)

Nils Bultmann, Viola
Noah Onstrud, Didgeredoo (Track 9)
Andy Ewen, Electric guitar (Tracks 6 & 7)

Track List: 1. Intro, 2. No. 2, 3. Ceaseless Seeking, 4. More Music, 5. Pyscho Clown, 6. Sarabande, 7. Nice, 8. Lucid, 9. Dark Opening, 10. The Joy That Wants to Be, 11. Miami (intense Solidified Gross Sensation), 12. Lemonade, 13. Once Upon a Time, 14. Forgiveness (solo Viola Sonata)

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