Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 247 (1953)


Recorded in December 1963
Abraham Borenstein, Viola
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Viola

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,2,2-2,2,2,1-timp+3-str

Duration: 23 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Viola and Orchestra demonstrates Marc Lavry’s unique understanding of the characteristics of the Viola and features musical themes that were synonymous with his work:

  • Allegro: features the deep yet strong sound of the viola
  • Andante: incorporates the beautiful and lyrical quality of the viola into an intimate prayer-like music
  • Allegro Moderato: is rhythmically complex, humorous, and demonstrates the percussive yet virtuosic quality of the viola.

Both the second and the third movements are based on themes from Lavry’s own repertoire, a common practice of the composer.

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